Tokyo FRUiTS Exhibition Tour
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
In partnership with
La Trobe Asia and
The La Trobe Art Institute
MELBOURNE EXHIBITION DETAILS
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
12 October 2018 – 27 January 2019
La Trobe University, Bundoora
(Closed Public Holidays)
Ph: 9479 5414
MELBOURNE EXHIBITION EVENTS
October 16, 2018 (Tuesday)
Free; bookings not necessary.
How Kawaii Invaded Downtown Tokyo
State Library of Victoria (Theatrette)
November 1, 2018 (Thursday)
Free; bookings required.
BUNBURY EXHIBITION DETAILS
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
Details coming soon