“WTF! Wear The Fungi” A collaborative exhibition with Bunka Fashion College from 27 May to 6 June 2023, at Bunka Fashion College. This exhibition will showcase Bunka Fashion College students’ exploration of Mylea™, a mycelium leather application as a fashion product.
Through this exhibition, MYCL wants to raise awareness among young designers of the urgency of choosing sustainable materials to create more responsible products.
- Delight in mesmerizing installations that merge mycelium with cutting-edge technology.
- Immerse yourself in interactive exhibits.
- Engage with talented leather artisans and gain insight into their creative processes during live demonstrations and Mylea™ workshops.
- Discover a diverse collection of fashion products from Bunka Students, showcasing a range of styles and themes.
- Get connected and deep dive into Mycelium products through the lens of MYCL by attending our collaboration seminar with Bunka Fashion College.
- Date: 27 May to 6 June 2023（Closed 4 June）
- Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Venue: F Gallery, Bunka Fashion College, 3-22-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-8521, Japan
- Day 1 – May 27th
- Seminar June 1st
- Workshop June 3rd
- Last Day- June 6th
- BUNKA Students : JPY 1000
- Public : JPY 1500
Seminar : Free (You Can Register Here)
Exhibition: Free/Open for Public
Tickets can be purchased online at [Event Website] or at the door.
Exhibition Organized by:
Bunka International Communication Center
Special Features : Workshop with Mylea™ by Sakai Kina
“WTF! Wear The Fungi” Exhibition features exceptional leather artisans from FabCafe Tokyo, Sakai Kina. Explore her unique perspectives and artistic journeys through her remarkable creation and demonstration during the workshop.
Sakai Kina was born in Ishikawa Prefecture. She started learning design in 2020 during a pandemic.
She joined FabCafe with the desire to convey the joy of learning from scratch and bringing ideas into reality and to provide possibilities to all individuals engaged in creative activities. Since 2022, she has worked as a Fab Director at FabCafe Tokyo.
As a creator, she combines the precise and digitized beauty of digital fabrication with the abstract beauty of human sensibility. Under the name “kinacreate,” she run a blog related to making things, including laser processing, and also sell wedding items. Starting in 2023, she initiated a “February fuzz” project combining music and leather craftsmanship.
Students from the Fashion Accessories Advanced Course at Bunka Fashion College
ASAHI NISHINO (JEWELRY)
Designed by Asahi Nishino
The use of mushroom leather led to the creation of a brooch moulded in the shape of mushroom. Various types and shapes of designs were expressed in order to create a three-dimensional effect and enhance the mushroom feelings.
KOYORI HORI (JEWELRY)
Designed by Koyori Hori
Wearing a large frill for your daily use will make you feel elegant and noble.
HAN QIU FANG (SHOES)
FZH NO: 1
Designed by Han Qiu Fang
Inspired by the classic sports shoes that people have come to love, the overall contours and intricate detailing, combine curves and geometric elements in a strong, fashionable style.
LAUREN LIM SOPHIE (BAG)
Designed by Lauren Lim Sophie
As the theme of this collaboration is earth-friendly, I incorporated distorted lines from the geological strata created over time from the past to present into the design. The design point of many layers of leather is to express the feeling if being involved with various people and overlapping ideas.
NIE HAO (BAG)
Designed by Nie Hao
The bag looks like half a mushroom. The black body surface is combined with white triangular leather to represent the black side of the mushroom.
Both MYCL and APAKABAR are striving to reduce waste and taking a step to being more sustainable for the environment.
This collaborative collection, which includes earrings, keychains, and clothes designed by Praviniani (CEO and designer of APAKABAR), successfully reuses and adds more value to the small pieces mycelium leather.
Founded in 2021, RekaLagam is an organisation working to scale up natural colouring production through mineral and plant-based pigments.
Eventually, RekaLagam aims to scale up to meet and collaborate with the significant players in the textile and paint industries while contributing to the environment.
For more information, please check RekaLagam’s website.
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