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Sayoko Kobe Fashion Museum

Its theme is Sayoko Yamaguchi, who was praised as a dramatic emergence of ” Beauty” for her beautiful yet powerful and supple expression of movement when she appeared as a model at the first Paris prêt-à-porter collection in 1972. Her life-sized mannequins with movable joints wear dresses, synchronize with dresses, and breathe with dresses in a moving space as time slowly goes by.


Kobe Japon – 2001

Fukuko Ando

Phoenix

( Fukuko Ando )

In the 21st century
What can you share?
Everything has come to end and has been reborn.
Renaissance.
I can say with much gratitude and happiness.
Now,
Only who you are in true.
A Phenix,
I would like to see you reborn.
An open heart, a released body, a freely flying phenix.
Love,
New love is growing in you
With deeper understanding and stronger senses.
You accept everything with a smile on your face.
21st century,
I am happy it we can share a much deeper and broader love.

By Fukuko Ando

In front of the mirror, I work with the wooden mannequin on which I directly sculpt the dress form by the fabric.The dress has 360 degrees awareness.

Ando’s work is based on a simple proposition : ” Each person has a body.
The body expresses a person’s story and history, the dress is a language the expresses that body , the human body and the dress are both founded on the same principle: constant, unbroken perception “

Fukuko Ando