Manga Themed Outfits Showcased at Event Produced by Fashion Designer Kansai Yamamoto

28.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Students at the fashion, hair, makeup, and graphic design-centred school Vantan Design Institute took part in the International Cultural Exchange Project of Nippon Genki Project 2019 SUPER ENERGY!! which is produced by Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto. Each student showcased their manga-inspired outfits at Roppongi Hills Arena on June 8. These outfits will also be displayed at a fashion presentation taking place at The British Museum on July 5.


The International Cultural Exchange Project strives to give talented young individuals in Japan and the UK the opportunity to bring their ideas to life and find “tomorrow’s” designers.

Artwork Name: embody manga

The project is also teaming up with the fringe event “Late – Manga: Colour and Style” which is part of Citi’s “Manga” exhibition currently taking place at The British Museum to bring the fashion presentation to the UK on July 5. Seven students will participate including one from the University of the Arts London and six from six different Japanese fashion institutions including Vantan Design Institute.

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    ■Information
    Kyoto International Manga & Anime Fair 2018

    Venues

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    Kyoto International Manga Museum (Karasuma-dori Oike Agaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto)

     

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    Kyoto International Manga Museum
    September 15, 2018 – September 16, 2018
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    “Ame-chan” (Candy) – Guaranteed soothing when put together with a candy present

     

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