A collection by Koji Arai, MoMu Award winner 2006
From June 20th till August 13th MoMu presented the graduation collection of Koji Arai (°1975, Japan).
This collection was inspired by the Japanese notion of I-Shoku-Ju (衣食住) , which means 'clothing-food-shelter', The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and the Italian fairy tale figure of Pinocchio, a wooden marionette brought to life by a fairy on the wishes of its creator, the puppet maker Geppetto.
Every year, MoMu awards a prize to one of the graduating Master students of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp: originality, a strong visual language and craftsmanship are key ingredients for a collection to win a prize.
The MoMu Award gives a single student the opportunity to present his or her collection in an exhibition at the MoMu Gallery.
Special thanks to Koji Arai and the photographers Kumi Oguro, Tim Stoops and Etienne Tordoir.