Everyday Runway: Asian Street Fashion and Beyond

Exhibition Dates: March 10 - April 25, 2008

In today’s cutting-edge fashion scene, many designers find inspiration in Asian street fashion and its fast-forward, bold, and creative mix of East and West, high and low, couture and the homemade.  Everyday Runway: Asian Street Fashion and Beyond provides a snapshot of the fast-changing look of Asian street fashion.  Through garments, accessories, videos, fashion magazines, illustrated personal stories as well as photographs, this exhibit reflects on the formation, display and performance of Asian urban aesthetic and youth identity and its influence on American popular culture.

Organized by the Center for Asian Arts and Media, this exhibit features a wide array of works by photographers, designers and street artists as well as collaborations with local collectors and boutiques.  Everyday Runway captures the urban, cosmopolitan and multicultural spirit of contemporary style in Japan and Korea while taking a look at the trends and influences of street fashion in American pop culture.