Fashion Meets Art
Colour Hunting at 21_21 Design Sight
After former Issey Miyake creative director Dai Fujiwara stepped down from the prestigious role two years ago, many wondered both what would become of the iconic brand and where Fujiwara would go next – turns out, the fashion house is as prolific as ever with no less than 9 dedicated lines, and Fujiwara himself has not strayed far. Having co-founded the Miyake Issey Foundation-headed, Tadao Ando-designed research centre and museum ’21_21 Design Sight’, this summer Fujiwara directs the temporary art exhibit ‘Colour Hunting’ there, on view until October 6.
Having always taken inspiration from nature and promoted the creative territory where fashion meets art, Fujiwara premiered this ‘colour hunting’ concept (artificially creating hues – in this case via watercolour mixing – to match the original as seen in various scenes of nature) some years ago in Brazil. This year, he commissions local artists to do the same – taking the bluest blues from the rolling Okinawan sea; the vibrant orange fur of wild lions; the earthy greens and browns of the local terroir. To complement the exhibit, Fujiwara will also hold a series of talks, tours and workshops to enhance the visual experience – check the website for dates and details. Neat!