CultureHaus InHaus Presents Exhibition Tour and Reception for Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s

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Kansai Yamamoto, Jacket, about 1980. Cotton jersey printed with a graphic including the brand name Kansai. Denver Art Museum, Neusteter Textile Collection.

Fashion lovers, get excited! CultureHaus is celebrating the opening of Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s, with a talk and tour from Florence Müller, the Denver Art Museum’s Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and curator of fashion. We are thrilled for Müller to take members through her inaugural exhibition, which showcases more than 70 looks by the seminal Japanese designers who started a fashion revolution in Paris, and whose influence still resonates today, including Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Kansai Yamamoto, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, and Junya Watanabe.

Emphasizing elements of Japanese tradition, interpretations of Western culture, art and design, and deconstruction concepts popular in Japanese fashion, the exhibition will demonstrate how Japanese designers confronted and challenged the work of European designers during the 1980s including Jean Paul Gaultier, Anne-Marie Beretta, Azzedine Alaïa and Thierry Mugler, and inspired younger European designers in the 1990s, such as Martin Margiela, Helmut Lang, John Galliano, and Dries Van Noten.

Please join CultureHaus for this uniquely fashionable experience. The event is free to CultureHaus members plus one guest. Complimentary Odell beer will be provided with a cash-only bar.