Fudangi Fun: Everyday Kimono Exhibit
Thursday, October 12 until Sunday, October 15 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Globus Washitsu – 889 Broadway at 19th Street
In conjunction their ongoing Kimono Visionaries Series, Globus Washitsu is hosting a new exhibition Fudangi Fun: Everyday Kimono starting October 11. In Japanese Fudangi means “everyday clothes,” and prior to the 20th century, kimono was worn daily. This exhibition will feature ensembles from kimono designers and stylists from all over the world that show the traditional Japanese garment not only has a place in the modern day, but outside of Japan, too. Fudangi Fun is the first exhibit of its kind to be held outside of Japan. Guests will see more than 20 coordinates that encompass the movement of international casual kimono that continues to grow worldwide.
With international contributors from Berlin, Virginia, Amsterdam, Melbourne, and of course, Japan, you’ll see the latest trends in this vintage tradition. Check out the Fudangi Fun Facebook page for a full listing of contributors as well as features on some of the designers and stylists.
On Sunday October 15, the last day of the exhibition, there will also be a “Kimono de Jack” event. Kimono de Jack is an international kimono lovers group that holds flash gatherings for those who love to wear kimono and are always looking for more opportunities to wear them. Check for more details on Globus Washitsu’s Facebook page or Kimono de Jack NY’s Facebook page. New Yorkers, it’s a great chance to wear that kimono you love but never have a place to wear it!
Perhaps these events will inspire you to incorporate kimono into your daily life!