— ART, FASHION & MORE !
The autumn months have kicked off in Tokyo and I am happy about the season when something creative can be represented in many more locations. This past week I went and see the fun & beautiful MT×G8 exhibition at Creation Gallery G8. A highlight of the exhibiton is the Japanese paper-making company’s brand MT’s previous and latest work (and as their merchandise, masking tape) in collaboration with 6 selected image makers; painter/graphic designer Yokoo Tadanori, graphic designer/set designer Paul Cox, illustrator/writer Mizumaru Anzai, illustrator Philip Weisbecker, book illustrator Ed Emberley and fashion designer duo mintdesigns. And the whole floor was filled with the decorations/installations made of the masking tapes made of Japanese paper, Washi.
Bringing the image makers’ artworks, MT represents its view of how all the designs transform into Japanese product quality standards and decorating aesthetics to market.
Especially, it was great to see mintdesigns’s latest artwork using their original dress patterns made of tracing paper. They used the MT’s masking tapes, as an arts & crafts project, to showcase not only their passion for textile colors but also how the fashion field nowadays– textile manufacturers and apparel companies – are intrigued by the functionality, durability and ideas of “joy of creation” to evolve.
If you never used the MT’s masking tape yourself but have been interested — check out here for details.