Friday November 4, 6 – 9 p.m.

Taisho-A-Go-Go-our “East-West fashion fusion party”-was an inspired re-imagination of the exhibition Taisho Chic: Japanese Modernity, Nostalgia, and Deco and its modern equivalent, Tokyo's unique Harajuku culture. The word “colorful” applies not only to the hanging lanterns and origami cranes but also to the excited party-goers whose energy, enthusiasm, and creative fashions made the event such a success.

All night long guests enjoyed impromptu makeovers at the face-painting table and then pulled it all together with parasols, feather boas, and assorted accessories for spontaneous portraits at the Polaroid photo station. The Do-It-Yourself Fashion Competition-rapidly becoming a party tradition-attracted in a new generation of amateur designers and models with the challenge of creating haute couture with remnant fabric, ribbon, pins, and not enough time. Japanese pop, rock, and jazz courtesy of DJ Taka was topped off with an ecstatic live performance by SF-based band, Neko Punch.

The party concluded with a runway show showcasing an inspired collection of models and designs by Cal's own Fashion and Student Trends. As the Daily Californian reported the following week, "who said you couldn't have fun in a museum?"

Many thanks to our event sponsors-Sanrio, Harputs Adidas, Kid Robot and Time Zone Vintage-to Neko Punch, and to FAST, for helping making Taisho-A-Go-Go so unforgettable.

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Posted by admin on December 22, 2014