MUSEUM NEWS SEPTEMBER ’15

MUSEUMText: Aya Shomura

The staffs of “MUSEUM,” which is the cultural complex to promote the current creative scene in Hokkaido, pick out and recommend the latest news in monthly selected from “MUSEUM STORE” at 1st floor is a select shop of lifestyle design focused on fashion, “SOUVENIR HOKKAIDO” deals in products can be purchased, for example artworks, CDs and books by Hokkaido artists, and “Clark Gallery+SHIFT” at 2nd floor promotes and manages artists as the only one commercial gallery of contemporary art in Hokkaido. You could get exclusive information like some events at only MUSEUM, don’t miss it! In addition, online store of MUSEUM STORE has launched, please check it out!

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NEW BRAND “KOKIKU × YUMIKO UCHISHIBA”
kokiku x Yumiko Uchishiba” is a new downwear brand that blends with a brand “kokiku” and the sensibility of a designer Yumiko Uchishiba. kokiku pursues the best of warmth, lightness and beauty produced by the manufacturer, celebrated its 100th year, of textiles and feather products in concept as “wearing the nature.” A Milan-based designer, Yumiko does the integration of Western and Oriental beauty, who was born in Obihiro, Hokkaido. This winter, its three-dimensional outer with the building property will change your concept of conventional overcoat.

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SHUUN EXHIBITION “ANIMALS”
Shuun‘s solo exhibition “ANIMALS” is holding till November 28th, at Cross Hotel Sapporo, as MACHINAKA ART-X_edition vol.17 which has been held by the hotel and Clark Gallery+SHIFT. He creates images with creatures and their world hiding in daily/non-daily life as motifs. The opening reception will be held from 20:00 to 22:00 on September 19th, at “Meet Lounge” on the 2nd floor of Cross Hotel Sapporo. No reservation and free admission, please order one drink at least.

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AYUMI.MITSUKANE “A/W 2015 COLLECTION”
In this autumn and winter which is the fourth time from the debut, focusing on the dress, “ayumi.mitsukane“‘s strong specialty. From smooth long dress by 100% silk of Italy to knee-length bicolor dress with combination of different materials, the beautiful cutting which is calculated to detail attracts us. The items, changing look boldly by the way of using drape, should be the one you want as new wardrobe. Then from October 2nd to 31st, her first solo exhibition “Boushi” will be also held at Clark Gallery+SHIFT, to express her world with art.

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TINY DINASAUR “A/W 2015 COLLECTION”
tiny dinosaur” is a brand that a young fashion designer born in Hokkaido, Naomi Yamamoto has started in 2007, and its A/W 2015 collection has arrived early. The theme of this season is “moisturize.” As wearing the mode fashion that gives moisture to our heart by involving materials and even design, let’s go to the world.

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NEW GOODS “HOKKAIDO FIGURE MIYAGE”
The 4th series of souvenir capsule “Hokkaido Figure Miyage,” designed elaborately various “specialty” of Hokkaido as miniature figures, has shipped in MUSEUM STORE. Since the 1st series sale on January 2012, it was limited release at New Chitose Airport. But due to high popularity, became the limited sale within Hokkaido: not only the airport, from this 4th series. From “dairy” and special natural monument “crane” as the very Hokkaido-like, to the item full of local feeling such as “the big fat burger” of Lucky Pierrot as a soul food in Hakodate and “tractor,” it is a lineup rich in variety.

Text: Aya Shomura

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