Win a Copy of ‘Japan Fashion Now’!

The second in our series of book contests brought to you in collaboration with our interns, Brenna and Mellissa:

In celebration of the success of FIT’s “Japan Fashion Now” (now extended through April 2!), we are giving away a copy of the catalogue to one lucky reader.

How to Enter: Submit a an image that you feel is emblematic of contemporary Japanese fashion, along with a brief explanation to by March 18th (Be sure to include source information for your image).

Curator Valerie Steele took an unique approach to her research for the exhibit: utilizing comic books, toys and music as well as fashion periodicals and street photography. This is reflected in the eclectic approach of the exhibit (which can be visited online), which looks at Harajuku street fashion, cosplay, manga, music and many other subcultures as well as runway “high” fashion.

Be it a manga (Japanese comic books) or anime (Japanese animation) drawing or a photo of someone in cosplay (wearing of a costume of a manga or anime character or even a musician or actor), runway fashion or streetwear – we’d like to hear what you think about what you see!

Added bonus: Steele will be giving two tours in March followed by book signings (March 14th at 6pm, and March 23rd).

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