Harajuku Girls...

you got the wicked style. I like the way that you are, I am your biggest fan. - Gwen Stefani

For the last three weeks, my fashion illustration block has been preparing a poster design for an upcoming Japanese fashion show. Since the show will be featuring both the traditional Yukata kimono fashion, alongside the contemporary subculture Harajuku style, so too must our posters. Our incredible professor, Joe Denaro, has been coaxing our models every Friday into wearing the most outrageous ensembles (wigs, tutus, you name it) in order to inspire our class with ideas.

Coincidentally, the Museum at FIT happens to be showcasing an exhibit titled Japanese Fashion Now. We were brought there for further creative reference. I thought this post would be a fun opportunity to showcase the process of a typical assignment in our program. So much work goes on behind the scenes of each final piece you see here. If you happen to live in New York, or are visiting the city, the Japanese Fashion Now show is a must see. Stay tuned for the final poster and enjoy!!

Museum at FIT
27th and 7th
Manhattan, NY