If you’ve came across Katsuya Kamo’s world,you’ll most probably understand how interesting a solo exhibition of his work is destined to be.If you haven’t,take the event as an opportunity to meet the stunning work of renowned Japanese hair and makeup artist Katsuya Kamo,in an exhibition that will take place from November 2-18 at Harajuku,in Museum Laforet. Imagine that almost 100 headpieces exclusively created for fashion shows and photo shoots will be displayed -along with a replica of his atelier studio,a spatial work of art!The reproduction of the atelier,named as a ”source of creation’‘, a polaroid book with images of the creation process will be showcased allong with special screenings of the fashion shows he has contributed at.This way the process between conceiving an ideal and bringing it to life through elaborate yet hard work is pointedly showcased.
Kamo described his work and how things leaded to his partnership with Junya Watanabe, since 1996 in ANOTHER mag:“I wanted to be a fashion designer, but I didn’t know how to do that. A friend showed me hairdressing work in the salon, and I understood that it was a kind of fashion so I thought I could try it instead,” A decision well made as future showed.
The work of Kamo resembles the one of the sculptor as he envisions and creates elaborate hair designs that seem to defy gravity.Best known,not only as a hairdresser, but for his impressive, outlandish sometimes obsessive headpieces,for instance the collection created entirely out of paper for the Chanel Spring 2009 show.Another hit of his won was the voluminous feathery head pieces for his almost permanent collaborator designer Junya Watanabe for his Spring 2012 Womenswear show.He also created iconic collection for other big fashion Houses such as Fendi,Chanel.His work has been also featured in shooting for magazines such as Vogue Italia,Wallpaper,Vogue Paris and more.
At the same time,”Gas as Interface Ltd” will release GASBOOK 29 KATSUYA KAMO“100HEADPIECES”. A compilation, presenting Kamo’s works – the nonconformist of the hair design world, who stands in the spot light not only on the Japanese, but also on the international fashion scene.
The exhibition “100 Headpieces” runs from November 2-18 at Laforet Museum Harajuku,Tokyo. Try not to miss such an event!
On the runway:
His ”polaroid book”,capturing the creative process,,also part of the rich material exhibited.