Parsons The New School for Design (http://www.newschool.edu/parsons) presents: JAPAN FASHION NOW: "KAKEHASHI Project -- The Bridge for Tomorrow"
Five emerging Japanese fashion designers, including those who participated in Fashion Week Tokyo, will introduce their design and philosophy to deepen the understanding of and interest in Japanese esthetics.
Having produced designers such as Yoji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake, Japan is the country known for appreciating artistry and craftsmanship. Its rich culture has mesmerized many fashion designers and has been a source of imagination.
Moderated by Simon Collins, Dean, School of Fashion, Parsons The New School for Design, speakers include:
- Yasutoshi Ezumi, Yasutoshi Ezumi
- Akiko Iwata, saisir
- Takuya Morikawa, TaaKK
- Shinsuke Morishita, LAMARCK
- Mayuko Ban, Ban San
Simon Collins is Dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design. In this position since April 2008, Collins oversees the school renowned BFA degree program in Fashion Design; Associate Degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing; and a new MFA in Fashion Design and Society initiated through a gift from Parsons alumna Donna Karan.
This event is organized by Parsons The New School for Design, The Japan Foundation, and is part of the "KAKEHASHI Project -- The Bridge for Tomorrow-" within the Youth Exchange Program with North America promoted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA).
The Japan Foundation is Japan's public institution dedicated to sharing Japanese culture and language with people throughout the world. By presenting diverse aspects of Japanese culture, we create platforms of communication and understanding between the peoples of the world and Japan.
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm