AmazonFWT style: Topshop velvet crop top, boyfriend sweater, Gamiss velvet embroidered bomber jacket, Zaful pink mirror sunglasses, Penshoppe cargo pants, Sammy Icon striped socks, Paperplanes white sneakers.
OUTFITS,  TRAVELOGUE

Tokyo Art Center: Alfons Mucha & Yayoi Kusama

AmazonFWT style: Topshop velvet crop top, boyfriend sweater, Gamiss velvet embroidered bomber jacket, Zaful pink mirror sunglasses, Penshoppe cargo pants, Sammy Icon striped socks, Paperplanes white sneakers.

I’d been meaning to take an outfit photo at this reflection-gasmic structure leading to Shibuya Mark City that Ottie and I would pass by to and fro our lodgings. It’s a busy walkway, especially in the day, but I wasn’t going to let embarrassment get in the way of my vanity. On a side note, the mirrors reminded me of a short wordless comic I drew in school so long ago.

AmazonFWT style: Topshop velvet crop top, boyfriend sweater, Gamiss velvet embroidered bomber jacket, Zaful pink mirror sunglasses, Penshoppe cargo pants, Sammy Icon striped socks, Paperplanes white sneakers.

AmazonFWT style: Topshop velvet crop top, boyfriend sweater, Gamiss velvet embroidered bomber jacket, Zaful pink mirror sunglasses, Penshoppe cargo pants, Sammy Icon striped socks, Paperplanes white sneakers.Wearing Topshop top, Zaful sunglasses & choker, Ottie’s hoodie, Gamiss bomber jacket, Sammy Icon socks, Penshoppe pants, Paperplanes sneakers.

Dressup Mario Go Kart on the streets on Tokyo and shopping at Don Quijote in Japan.Ottie needed a portable charger, so I introduced him to Don Quijote – land of all things you could ever imagine and then some. Case in point, I found a bunch of wooden keychains, colourfully-painted, in the shape of penises. Oh, and we got to see some Mario Go Kart racers out on the streets!

Our main itinerary for the day was to visit the two featured exhibits at the Tokyo National Art Center:

Tokyo Art Center.The much-anticipated Alfons Mucha exhibit and Yayoi Kusama exhibit were plastered all over the pillars near the ticket booth.

Umbrella stand at Tokyo Art Center.Pretty impressed by the number of umbrella stands made available for the public.

Tokyo Art Center.

Lounging at Cafe Coquille at Tokyo Art Center.But first, a cup of hot cocoa to get us going for the next hour or so.

Unsure of how much time we’d have for both exhibits, we hit the Alfons Mucha exhibit first, since that was the one that I really wanted to see, and I heard that Singapore was up to host a Yayoi Kusama exhibit later in the year anyway.

There were many varied pieces in the Alfons Mucha exhibit, but what really stood out were the Slav Epic paintings. It was so surreal seeing them in person, more so in Japan of all places considering the controversy regarding the movement of this epic series:

Alfons Mucha exhibit at Tokyo Art Center.

Alfons Mucha exhibit at Tokyo Art Center.

Alfons Mucha exhibit at Tokyo Art Center.

Alfons Mucha exhibit at Tokyo Art Center.

We wound up treating our eyes to a mess of psychedelic colours next, in Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul. Ottie literally got dizzy from the optical assault:

Yayoi Kusama My Eternal Soul exhibit at Tokyo Art Center.

Yayoi Kusama My Eternal Soul exhibit at Tokyo Art Center.

Yayoi Kusama My Eternal Soul exhibit at Tokyo Art Center.

Yayoi Kusama My Eternal Soul exhibit at Tokyo Art Center.

Yayoi Kusama My Eternal Soul exhibit at Tokyo Art Center.There was a small room that allowed audience interaction – everyone with a ticket got to go in and adhere the sheet of circle stickers onto any surface in the room.

Yayoi Kusama My Eternal Soul exhibit at Tokyo Art Center.How wonderful is this scene!

Yayoi Kusama My Eternal Soul exhibit at Tokyo Art Center.So I didn’t know that Ottie had been pasting the stickers on me?!

Yayoi Kusama My Eternal Soul outdoor installation at Tokyo Art Center.Outside.

Yayoi Kusama My Eternal Soul outdoor installation at Tokyo Art Center.

I mentioned in my previous post how we missed out on the opportunity to check out the runway looks that we were invited to as we arrived in Tokyo mid-fashion week. As such, this day was our last fashion week event.

AmazonFWT 17 exhibition at Shibuya Hikarie.A trip to Shibuya Hikarie proved to be a mixed bag. The special Fashion Week exhibit that I wanted to check out was closed for a private shooting session. What were the odds?

At least we got some souvenirs at the photobooth one floor down:

Posing for a photo at Shibuya Hikarie for AmazonFWT 17.

Printed photo card for Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2017 at Shibuya Hikarie.Those photos were printed on cards so thick I actually mistook them for hotel keycards.

Our last event was a PUMA x yoshiokubo launch party later that night:

AmazonFWT 17: PUMA BY yoshiokubo SS17 LAUNCH PARTY.

AmazonFWT 17: PUMA BY yoshiokubo SS17 LAUNCH PARTY.

Ottie and I signed the guestbook, went in, and milled about waiting for some sort of introduction or in-store runway. We waited for so long that we probably weirded out the staff at the store for not doing much for so long? I was quite disappointed in the lack of cohesion at the launch party. At least they had a constant flow of drinks.

AmazonFWT 17: PUMA BY yoshiokubo SS17 LAUNCH PARTY.The collection was pretty cool too.

AmazonFWT 17: PUMA BY yoshiokubo SS17 LAUNCH PARTY.

Better luck next time.

Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.

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