This photography exhibition, previously displayed at Japan Foundation, Sydney, will appeal to people with an interest in Japanese fashion.
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.
When: Friday 12 October 2018 – Sunday 27 January 2019
Where: Writer's Block Café, Borchardt Library
La Trobe University, Bundoora VIC
For more details, see the La Trobe University website.