While we normally stick to pushing Stumptown only events, the Future Beauty exhibit currently on display at the Seattle Art Museum is worth the trip.

A special exhibit only here through Sunday, September 8th, the second floor highlights rooms and rooms of stunning sculptural and origami masterpieces from the Kyoto Costume Institute by the likes of Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, and Comme des Garçons.

The nearly 100 garments showcase distinctive periods of Japanese fashion influence juxtaposing them against what was happening in the west to take in the level of innovation for their time. With everything from live fashion shows on loop, to examples of how the origami like pieces look flat and on a mannequin, to a room of Harajuku models the show holds something for all ages and levels of fashion lovers.

In the off chance you happen to be in the Emerald City on Thursday, September 5th, my Seattle sister blogger Laura Cassidy will be part of a community night out, leading the public through her and other local tastemaker’s favorite pieces of the exhibit. Learn more about how you can tour with a fashion editor in tow here.

For those not magically in the city on Thursday, I highly recommend taking the trek before the pieces disappear forever Sunday night. Car pool with your gal pals, take a cheap Bolt Bus, or fancy yourself a dame in an old film and take the train while reading Vogue and prepping for the fashion overload.

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