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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.