From Mode Museum Hasselt:
The fascinating innovations introduced by the Japanese avant-garde
designers and their younger peers in combination with newer Western interpretations of the ‘Japanese’ aesthetics make up the core of Across Japan. At the same time, the show seeks to illustrate that this concern with Japan in the West is nothing new and has a long tradition going back to the seventeenth century. In Across Japan this unique cross-fertilization between Japanese and Western fashion is explored through a set of themes and a selection of noteworthy silhouettes supplemented with visuals aiming at pinpointing the peculiar nature of it.
Designers and fashion houses represented are amongst others Paul Poiret, Balenciaga, Rudi Gernreich, Hanae Mori, Kenzo Takada, Issey Miyake, Kansai Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe, Maison Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester and Iris van Herpen.