"Japan Fashion Now" Symposium at the Museum at FIT

Two fashion conferences are taking place in New York--only one week apart from one another. The first, the "Japan Fashion Now Symposium," is taking place on November 4th and 5th in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition at the Museum at FIT, the second at Parsons the following week (see below).

Among the participants to the "Japan Fashion Now Symposium," in addition to MFIT director and chief curator Valerie Steele and deputy director Patricia Mears, are Brian McVeigh who will speak on the personalization of students' uniforms in Japan, Sharon Kinsella who will talk on the transformation of cute in Japanese subcultural fashion "from naive subculture to Grotesque Parody." Similar themes might transpires in Laura Miller’s presentation titled "Perverse Cuteness in Japanese Girl Culture."