I attended a fashion exhibition in the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery in Shinjuku on Sunday, called "Feel and Think: A New Era of Tokyo Fashion."
There were ten exhibitors: SasquatchFabrix, andrealage, mina perhonen, somarta, h naoto, keisuke kanda, matohu, mintdesigns, writtenafterwards, and TheatreProducts.
"Feel and Think" trod the border between fashion and fine art, with much of what was on display created not so much to be worn as to stimulate the imagination. There were several apparel-inspired sculptures and installations.
There was no green, eco pussyfooting: there was leather and fur a-gogo, and even an installation that featured numerous stuffed birds and animals.
An odd feature of the show was the shoulder-height suspended beams that partitioned the exhibits, which you had to duck under to avoid bumping your head (and inevitably bumping your head on once or twice, anyway).
An even odder feature were the benches placed here and there that you were not permitted to sit on! A security guard came over: "No sitting on the benches, please."
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