Matsuri: Celebrating Contemporary Japanese Fashion

Matsuri: Celebrating Contemporary Japanese Fashion
5:30pm VIP event, 6:30pm Cocktails, 8pm Dinner

“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

April 27