Brisbane sure put on a show for the opening night of Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at #QAGOMA. The super kawaii Harajuku style girls were back looking as cute as they did during the morning media preview getting swamped for instagram selfies by attendees.Soot bag. Soot is a local Brisbane label by Edwina Sinclair, a recent fashion graduate from QUT who was selected to showcase her graduate collection at #VAMFF's Graduate Showcase, which is where I first saw her work. Her pieces are stocked at Monk House Design in Melbourne as well as in the #QAGOMA store itself in Brissy. Definitely a designer to watch and I was lucky enough to visit her design studio while in town, more about that in my next blog post!Alpha60.
It was great to see Melbourne pals Frances and Paul at the opening. They're long time supporters of my blog, even bringing me back presents from their travels to Tokyo. They're both wearing awesome Comme des Garçons pieces and looking fabulous.Blonde Venus playing it up with DJ Alex Murray-Leslie from Chicks on Speed. Both look incredible.Symantha Rose jewellery offered to lend me a piece from her own wardrobe by Japanese designer Balmung I jumped at the chance, especially as the Hachi the designer for the brand is an old friend of mine from my Tokyo days. Sam had no idea that I was friends with the designer so it was all just so perfect and meant to be. The oversized metallic Balmung top reminds me of the 'flatness' section of the exhibition and continues on from that particularly Japanese concept of deconstructed shapes that conceal rather than flatter the body that were initially explored by Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto in the 1980's that also feature heavily throughout the exhibition. Wearing something by one of the new generation of designers who are expanding upon those original ideas and who happens to be a friend of yours to an opening of an exhibition celebrating the history of Japanese fashion felt very surreal that's for sure.Outfit detailsMetallic gold top BalmungBlack vinyl skirt ASOSSilver bag DecjubaSiler tabi socks Avantgarde HarajukuBlack geta flatforms Melissa 'Style'Black pom pom earrings The Bright Young Things on EtsyBlack 3D printed bangle Studio BatchGold bangle Estelle DévéBlack lipstick Lime Crime Black Velvet VelvetineDecjubaBlack 3D printed bangle Studio BatchGold bangle Estelle DévéRings from left to right | Red acrylic ring MOMA NYC | Pink gift bow ring Tokyo's Tokyo at Omohara Tokyu Plaza | Pink resin crown ring Keep ResinAvantgarde HarajukuBlack geta flatforms Melissa 'Style'