Fashion in Motion: Kansai Yamamoto

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Fashion in Motion: Kansai Yamamoto
Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. © Sukita / The David Bowie Archive 2012

Kansai Yamamoto, the Japanese designer behind iconic David Bowie costumes like the wide-legged striped jumpsuit, is the subject of the next Fashion in Motion series at the V&A. Joining the ranks of previous exhibitors like Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and Jean Paul Gaultier, Kansai, known for his creation of over-the-top shows combining fashion, music and dance, will be showcasing his avant-garde work in a series of free catwalk shows (1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 8pm).  With recreations of his designs worn by Bowie on the 1973 Aladdin Sane tour, plus other custom-made pieces for the shows, you're sure to become enchanted (if you weren't already) with the designer's colourful and extravagant works of walking art. 

Though tickets are free, make sure to book your viewing in advance as this is a unique opportunity to see some spectacular, hugely influential designs in the flesh for the first and only time. 


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