Tokyo FRUiTS

Event status:

20 Years of Street Fashion

Date:
Friday 12 October 2018 until Sunday 27 January 2019 (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Asia
9479 5414; asia@latrobe.edu.au; www.latrobe.edu.au/asia
Presented by:
Japan Foundation, Sydney in partnership with La Trobe University
Type of Event:
Exhibition; Public

Tokyo comes to Melbourne this summer with an exhibition of photography from Japanese street style magazine FRUiTS as photographed by influential street fashion photographer Shoichi Aoki. This exhibition at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus follows from Tokyo FRUiTS held at the Japan Foundation, Sydney in 2017.

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. Developed in 1997 in response to Harajuku’s bourgeoning experimental street fashion boom, FRUiTS documented the colourful and fun identities of Tokyo’s youth culture.


Twenty years on, the palette of street fashion has evolved to a simpler aesthetic, with a more globalised influence, and the FRUiTs publication drew to a close. Tokyo FRUiTS maps the myriad of trends and multiple identities of Tokyo fashion from 1997–2016, through a selection of FRUiTS street snaps by its creator, photographer Shoichi Aoki.

The official opening took place on Tuesday 16 October

Presented by the Japan Foundation, Sydney in collaboration with the La Trobe Art Institute and La Trobe Asia at La Trobe University.

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