Barbican celebrates 30 years of Japanese fashion
14 October 2010 Last updated at 23:13 BST
The work of Japan's most famous fashion designers is being celebrated in a major exhibition at the Barbican gallery in London.
Their designs made an enormous impact on the world fashion scene in the late 20th century.
The event called Future Beauty: 30 years of Japanese fashion looks at how the work of designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto redefined the very basis of fashion.
Anna Holligan reports.