Matsuri: Celebrating Contemporary Japanese Fashion
“Matsuri” (祭) is the Japanese term for festival. This premier event includes: VIP reception, red carpet arrivals, cocktail reception, exhibition preview, special performance, and a seated dinner.
VIP reception and private curator-led tour
5:30-6:30pm Paul Textile and Fashion Arts gallery
Cocktail reception and commemorative gift
$250 (includes opening celebration and dinner)
Opening Celebration and Dinner
6:30pm Paul Textile and Fashion Arts gallery
Cocktail reception, exhibition preview, and special performance
8-10pm Deer-Zink Events Pavilion
Japanese-inspired menu, sake toast
Newfields member $150, non-member $175
Attire: Black tie or Japanese inspired
About the exhibition Fashion Redefined: Miyake, Kawakubo, Yamamoto
In the 1970s and 1980s, a group of Japanese fashion designers emerged on the Paris couture scene and radically transformed the traditional European fashion ideals by effectively infusing Japanese aesthetic into global fashion, forever changing the way modern women dress. Fashion Redefined will showcase about 60 garments by the legendary Japanese designers Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe for Comme des Garçons, and Yohji Yamamoto. Support for this exhibition is provided by Dr. Howard and Mrs. Anita Harris.
Open to the public