KODAIJI - KYOTO. As part of the Kyoto - Barcelona Art and Culture Exchange the Kodaiji temple in Kyoto generously opened their doors to Kima Guitart and allowed Jackie & Partners to organise a fashion show of Kima's works. Her wearable art walked the main hall of the Kodai-ji on the night of October 20th.
Kodai-ji - Kyoto, Japan 2015
Event Organisation: Jackie & Partners
As part of the Kyoto - Barcelona Art and Culture Exchange the Kodai-ji temple in Kyoto generously opened their doors to Kima Guitart and allowed Jackie & Partners to organise a fashion show of Kima's works. Her wearable art walked the main hall of the Kodia-ji on the night of October 20, 2015. The show started at 18:30 and included the premier of the Kodai-ji's fall projection mapping sequence on their famous rock garden.
The show began with a few words from the head of the KICC, Sadato Kurotake, and the Vice Priest of the Kodai-ji, Keinin Magami, followed by the premier of this year's Kodai-ji light up in the format of projection mapping. The fashion show opened as 13 friends of Jackie & Partners of multiple nationalities and walks of life adorned with Kima's hand painted silks strutted out towards the crowds as the evening's volunteer models. Each model stopped before the Buddhist altar to pay their respects before continuing to sway to the upbeat music bringing an additional dimension of life to Kima's exquisite pieces.
The show ended with four women wearing bandanas on their heads parading out with flags, and while those four whirled and twirled the flags the rest of the models lined up behind them. Kima stood up to a loud applause by the audience and the show was over. In her closing remarks Magda Polo of the A-FAD, inspired by the Japanese cultural reverence for the moon, commented that at today's event we see half the moon in Japan and it's other half is in Barcelona.