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Trending... TOKYO FEVER

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As Japan’s capital girds its loins for the Summer Olympics, the worlds of art, music and fashion are going Tokyo-mad. The V&A presents Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, featuring John Galliano’s kimono-inspired couture alongside punk interpreta­tions by new Japanese designers. Next, rising Toyko-based collective Friday Night Plans sees frontwoman Masumi arrange laidback vocals over electronic soundscape­s, eschewing the kitsch J-pop aesthetic. Their latest EP, Complex, will have you hooked. Meanwhile, on the fashion trail, designer Tomo Koizumi is shaking up Japanese design. Spotted by superstyli­st Katie Grand on Instagram last year, he made his New York Fashion Week debut just one week later and went on to dress Miley Cyrus. His aesthetic: large candy-coloured gowns and XXL ruffles, all with a gentle nod to traditiona­l Japanese design.

 ??  ?? The frontwoman BELOW: MASUMI, THE CENTRAL MEMBER OF FRIDAY NIGHT PLANS, THE TOKYO-BASED MUSIC COLLECTIVE TRADING J-POP FOR ELECTRONIC­A LEFT AND BELOW: GEISHA, THE NORTHERN BALLET’S LATEST WORK ABOUT TWO WOMEN CAUGHT BETWEEN EAST AND WEST, IS ON TOUR ACROSS THE UK FROM 14 MARCH BELOW: MAKING JAPAN. ART | CULTURE | LIFE AT LOTHERTON, LEEDS, EXPLORES TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN JAPANESE CULTURE (UNTIL 18 OCTOBER) The exhibition The must-see show
The frontwoman BELOW: MASUMI, THE CENTRAL MEMBER OF FRIDAY NIGHT PLANS, THE TOKYO-BASED MUSIC COLLECTIVE TRADING J-POP FOR ELECTRONIC­A LEFT AND BELOW: GEISHA, THE NORTHERN BALLET’S LATEST WORK ABOUT TWO WOMEN CAUGHT BETWEEN EAST AND WEST, IS ON TOUR ACROSS THE UK FROM 14 MARCH BELOW: MAKING JAPAN. ART | CULTURE | LIFE AT LOTHERTON, LEEDS, EXPLORES TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN JAPANESE CULTURE (UNTIL 18 OCTOBER) The exhibition The must-see show

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