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Visions of the Body

Fashion is starting a new dialogue with the body, that is, the inner side of the wearer, and the function and sense of the body itself. Various researches are undertaken today in the realm involving ” the body”, the most fundamental issue concerning the existence of human beings. With the collection of modern dresses from the Kyoto costume institute.

( Fukuko Ando )

Tokyo and Kyoto

Visions of the Body 1999

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