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.
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 “