People braved the sweltering heat on Thursday 3, February to celebrate the opening of Hurstville City Museum & Gallery’s latest exhibition FRUiTS: Tokyo Street Styles, photographs by Shoichi Aoki, a travelling exhibition from the Powerhouse Museum.

We are very grateful to everyone who attended the opening. A very big thank you to everyone who wore ‘FRUiTS’ inspired outfits!

The exhibition was officially opened by the Mayor of Hurstville City Council, Councillor Philip Sansom. We also heard from guest speaker Glynis Jones, Curator Fashion & Design at the Powerhouse Museum. Glynis is responsible for the Powerhouse Museum’s fashion and dress collection. This collection includes:

  • 18th Century to present day clothing and accessories
  • Fashion plates and swatch books
  • Designer label and manufacturer’s archives
  • Performance costumes from the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

Glynis recounted what it was like working with Shoichi Aoki when developing the exhibition while Councillor Sansom shared his experiences of visiting Japan and seeing the fashion trends firsthand.

After enjoying some sushi guests and even Museum & Gallery staff dressed up and created their own crazy ‘FRUiTS’ ensemble and posed infront of our Tokyo street scene!

Visit Hurstville City Museum & Gallery to see this fascinating exhibition for yourself and join in the fin of Tokyo street style.

Hurstville City Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville NSW 2220

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