A special exhibition at the Iwami Museum in Shimane introduces Japanese fashion from the postwar period to the present, and the societal conditions that have shaped the styles and the fashion industry here. The event will look into clothing that runs the gamut from kokumin-fuku (national attire) that was prevalent during World War II, to the rise of kawaii fashion culture. The glimpse into societal factors will look at the change Japan went through from making clothes to buying clothes in the 1960s, the rise of individualistic Japanese designers in the 1970s, and even the influence of social media creating "micro-trends" and accelerating fashion cycles.
The admission price for the exhibition has not yet been determined. Updates will be posted on the official website closer to the commenecement date.
After the Shimane event, the exhibition will move onto The National Art Center in Tokyo - details on that event can be found here.