Fashion meets art

Yayoi Kusama’s brought her largest-ever immersive environment to Manchester. Conceived especially for the soaring spaces of Factory International, Yayoi Kusama - You, Me and the Balloons celebrated three decades of the pioneering Japanese artist's inflatable artworks, brought together for the first time in this major exhibition.

Ever since Kusama was a young artist in Japan, she hand-made her own clothes so that she looked just like the art she was making and used fashion as a form of self-expression. Right from the beginning, she wanted to make herself part of the art.

In collaboration with three secondary schools from Manchester and Salford, this project celebrated young people’s individuality and uncovers their uniqueness through creativity. It culminated in a fashion show at Festival Square as a part of MIF23.

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