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Monday, July 25, 2011

Fashion Presentation!

It's been a great two weeks! We've had presentations from FIT professors and fashion stylists; we've been to boutiques and cafes from Manhattan to Brooklyn; we've even had our make-up done by a professional make-up artist! This all went so fast, culminating with our Fashion Presentation this past Saturday. The students dressed their mannequins and decorated the room in preparation for the event. Family and friends and even curious strangers stopped by for free food and beverages and to admire the styling of our students.

"Mori-girl" style!
Each student had a mannequin (generously donated by Laura Kleinman of 4 Play Brooklyn) which they dressed with the clothing generously donated by Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg. The theme of the fashion presentation was "Streets," a re-visitation of Japanese street fashion. Each student's outfit represented their interpretation and vision of Japanese trends and fashion, such as the "mori-girl" ("forest-girl" in Japanese). From Shibuya to Shinjuku, Harajuku to Akihabara, each student's design was unique and definitely awesome!

"Street" Style!

Everyone at Japan Society would like to thank the student's and their families for joining us this Saturday and for the last two weeks. We had a ton of fun exploring New York and the world of Japanese fashion with you! Thank you Melissa Marra-Alvarez for running this program and to all the people who generously donated their clothing, time, and expertise!

Check back soon for pictures from the Fashion Presentation

See you next summer!