TOKYO — Japan's leading fashion university is spearheading a new project to help support emerging designers and challenge the notion that the country is not doing enough to encourage young talent.
Bunka Gakuen has teamed up with the local government of Tokyo's Shibuya ward to open a new space called Bunka Fashion Incubation. Occupying two floors in a newly built cultural center, the space includes small offices-cum-workshops for as many as eleven brands. There are also larger rooms that can be used for exhibitions, fashion shows and meetings.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"