index


Exhibition:
21 June. - 30 June. 2013
12:00-20:00
at PANOF
1-14-9,
Ebisu Minami,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo, JAPAN



ARAKI SHIRO

costume


Shiro, originally from Japan is a costume designer who is focusing on the collaboration. It is an important source in terms of creating his costume designs and expanding creative abilities.
His concept is to produce an unrealistic space by making avant-garde costume constructed from creative forms, volumes and textures using fabric, artificial and natural materials. Its concept is also inspired by the visual work, which costume designer Eiko Ishioka created in films. For example, in Dracula (1992) directed by Francis Ford Coppola and The cell (2000), which is a scientific and psychological fiction by Tarsem Singh, Eiko Ishioka produced impressive spatial effects by creating eccentric costume. It implies that eccentric costume also could lead to a contribution in films.
Hence, Shiro would focus on creating unique costumes, which fit with perceptual experiences such as films. Particularly, he would emphasize forms and textures in order to represent symbolic costumes in well visualization.

araki shiro image01

araki shiro image02

EDUCATION

2011
The Art University College at Bournemouth
Major in Costume Design MA Course
Received Distinction

2009
ESMOD JAPON Tokyo
Major in Fashion Design and Pattern

2003
Shimane University
Major in Psychology of personality


EXHIBITION

2012
Exhibition at GARTER, TOKYO
(Installation using 1 object with laserpointers, 7 costumes through fluxus film and LED Acrylic panel)

2011
MA Exhibition SHIFT at The Art University College at Bournemouth
(Installation using 7 costumes through Visualization in Interactive Media)

2010
Exhibition at 20 Beak street, London during London Fashion Week
(In charge of the costume for Head Prop Artist, Tomihiro Kono)

2009
Collaboration with Photographer, Shohei Fujimoto
(Provided 12 costumes with his art book, and styling)

Japan Designer’s Collection in Shibuya, Tokyo
(Participated in this Collection as a costume designer, and provided 23 costumes for this collection, and show styling)

2008
Exhibition at Sunshine Studio in Harajuku, Tokyo
(Exhibited 10 costumes in this place)

Hair Art Show, Shin-K vol.07 in Azabu-jyuban, Tokyo
(Produced 20 costumes for Unlimited hair Show, and show styling)


AWARDS

2011
MA Outstanding Contribution Prize (UK)

2008
Prize in an industry-fashion cooperation project, Denim no mimi (JAPAN)



http://www.arakishiro.com/