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1 February 2024

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk at V&A Dundee

From Kilts to Kimonos, we are pleased to announce that we have been appointed for the second consecutive year by the V&A Dundee to be the creative lead for their upcoming campaign for their new exhibition, Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. 

The ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono is often perceived as traditional, timeless and unchanging. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk counters this conception, presenting the garment as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion.

We have tasked with creating a range of assets to help bring the exhibition to life through print, display, sound, motion, merchandise, and more.

Cameron Fraser, Managing Director Form Digital said: 

“We are deighted to be once again working alongside the talented team at the V&A Dundee and long time collaborators Flux Video, Tiernan Crilley, Polytype as well as some new collaborations which we’re really excited about.”

 

The exhibition reveals the sartorial and social significance of the kimono from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and in the rest of the world. Rare 17th and 18th-century kimono are displayed together with fashions by major designers and iconic film and performance costumes. The kimono’s recent reinvention on the streets of Japan is also explored through work by an exciting new wave of contemporary designers and stylists.

Kimono has been curated for the V&A by Anna Jackson and Josephine Rout and is coming to V&A Dundee in May 2024.

Kimono s scheduled to run from May 4 2024 to January 5 2025 at V&A Dundee. Tickets available from vam.ac.uk/dundee

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