Leather Japan Fall 2014: Art and fashion in New York

The worlds of visual art and Japanese fashion collided at the latest New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 collections.  Traditionally a one-hour presentation at Lincoln Center, the Leather Japan designer collective moved downtown to the Thomas Erben Gallery in Chelsea for a 10-day run.  The cold weather did little to deter the crowd from attending a two-and-a-half hour opening reception kicking off during Fashion Week on Feb. 11.

The exhibit format enabled a large roster to participate in this season’s events.  On display were the works of Akiyoshi Mishima, blackmeans (a four-person design collective), Carlos Rigau, Chitra Ganesh, CLASS, genten, Glen Fogel, ED ROBERT JUDSON, Hajime Sorayama, Hiroki Tsukuda, Hender Scheme, INDEN-YA (印傳屋), Inden Museum (印傳博物館), Kosuke Tsumura, Leather Industry Museum (皮革産業資料館), Mihara yasuhiro, m’s Braque, Needles, Sasquatchfabrix., Saya Kubota, Shuhei Yamada, Shin Murayama, South2 West8, URU, OHBA (大峽製鞄) and WhoWhat.

For more information about the exhibit, which runs through Feb. 22, go to https://www.facebook.com/Leather-JAPAN-529089973775497/

Photos: Leather Japan Fall 2014 – New York Fashion Week
all photos by Yanek Che / Meniscus Magazine