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Tokyo street style exhibition

EXPLORE a radical Japanese fashion culture through FRUiTS: Tokyo street style, at Lismore City Library until January 10.

The exhibition showcases a vibrant and engaging collection of photographs that celebrate the fresh approach to fashion by Tokyo’s youth.

The exhibition features more than 60 photographs taken by Japanese photographer Shoichi Aoki in Tokyo between 1997 and 2002. The striking portraits provide a fascinating insight to the lives of a group of young Japanese people who express their individuality and fixations through their clothing. Aoki began documenting street fashion in Tokyo’s fashionable Harajuku area in the mid 1990s when he noticed a change in the way young people were dressing.

Rather than following European and American trends, youth were customising elements of traditional Japanese dress – kimono, obi sashes and geta sandals – and combining them with handmade, second-hand and alternative designer fashion in an innovative ‘DIY’ approach to dressing.

For details and exhibition times, call Lismore City Library on 6621 2464.



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