Soen magazine – an exhibition

From July 3rd – September 28th, 2013 at the Bunka Costume Museum on display is every issue of Bunka’s Soen Magazine, one of Japan’s pioneer and longest running “Western” fashion magazines. Also on display is the actual entry of every winner of the prestigious annual Soen Fashion Award. Check the details of dates/times, etc here.

Below: You can see every cover of Soen magazine, starting from 1936!!

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Below: First issue ever of Soen!

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The winning entries:

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Below: Bunka graduate and Soen Award Winner 1968, Yohji Yamamoto. A little different than the style he would later be known for, but beautiful nonetheless.

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Some recent winners:

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