The art of the in-between
Rei Kawakubo's solo show, currently underway at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, well and truly knocked our socks off. The show, titled 'Art of the In-Between', explores the premise that in order to reach the state of the in-between, polar opposites must clash (absence/presence, fashion/anti-fashion, high/low). The space itself is inseparable from the exhibition and integral to the overall message; instead of distracting you from the work, it creates moments of focus to pause and reflect, creating a holistic reaction to the exhibition and placing you within the point of view of the designer. The result is a theatrical triumph - a true testament to one of fashion’s most influential designers.
The exhibition is due to run until 4 September at the MET, New York.