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Tokyo FRUiTS Exhibition Tour

Touring 2018-2019

Originally developed by The Japan Foundation, Sydney in 2017, Tokyo FRUiTS: 20 Years of Street Fashion will tour Australia 2018-2019, to venues in Melbourne and Bunbury.

About the exhibition

From colourful decora to neo-goths and cyber-punks, influential street fashion publication FRUiTS Magazine told stories from Harajuku, the creative centre of Tokyo fashion, for over twenty years.

Tokyo FRUiTS maps the myriad of trends and multiple identities of Tokyo fashion, through a selection of photographs from the publication. Developed in 1997 in response to Harajuku’s bourgeoning experimental street fashion boom, FRUiTs magazine (led by photographer Shoichi Aoki) documented the colourful characters that defined the creative and fun identity of Tokyo’s youth culture.

Twenty years on, the palette of street fashion has evolved to a simpler aesthetic, with a stronger Western influence, and the FRUiTs publication drew to a close. This exhibition traces the movement from Decora girl gangs, Lolita, and Urahara kei, through to the more recent trends of Neo Gyaru, Nu Goth, and the Simple Boom.

Photos courtesy of Shoichi Aoki, FRUiTS magazine

Images from The Japan Foundation Gallery exhibition in 2017

Presented by

In partnership with

La Trobe Asia and
The La Trobe Art Institute

BUNBURY EXHIBITION DETAILS

BUNBURY REGIONAL ART GALLERY
March 2 – April 7, 2019

Fourth Gallery
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
64 Wittenoom Street
Bunbury WA 6230

Exhibition hours
Mon-Sun: 10am-4pm

Contact
Ph: 08 9792 7323
E: artgallery@bunbury.wa.gov.au

Admission
Free

MELBOURNE EXHIBITION EVENTS
(Completed)

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
October 12, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Borchardt Library
La Trobe University, Bundoora

OPENING RECEPTION

October 16, 2018 (Tuesday)
6pm-7:30pm
Free; bookings not necessary.

TALK

How Kawaii Invaded Downtown Tokyo

State Library of Victoria (Theatrette)
November 1, 2018 (Thursday)
6pm–7:30pm

Free; bookings required.

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