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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

MELBOURNE EXHIBITION DETAILS

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
12 October 2018 – 27 January 2019

Borchardt Library
La Trobe University, Bundoora

Exhibition hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat: 11am-3pm
Sun: 11am-3pm
(Closed Public Holidays)

Contact
Ph: 9479 5414
E: asia@latrobe.edu.au

Admission
Free

MELBOURNE EXHIBITION EVENTS

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.

BOOKINGS

BUNBURY EXHIBITION DETAILS

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

Details coming soon

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