With Japanese pop culture booming in western countries, tokidoki creator Simone Legno and Nooka’s Matthew Waldman share their love of modern Japan and discuss how it has influenced the design of their clothing, accessories, watches and toys. Moderated by distinguished marketing strategist Josh Spear, The J-Pop Influence: A Western Obsession takes place Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 pm, and is followed by a reception.
Founded in 1907, Japan Society has evolved into a world-class, multidisciplinary hub for global leaders, artists, scholars, educators, and English and Japanese-speaking audiences. At the Society, more than 100 events each year feature sophisticated, topically relevant presentations of Japanese art and culture and open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. An American nonprofit, nonpolitical organization, the Society cultivates a constructive, resonant and dynamic relationship between the people of the U.S. and Japan.
Nooka is a New York fashion design company founded by artist/designer Matthew Waldman. The ethos of Nooka is universal language, which guides the creation of products with enhanced functionality and a futuristic philosophy. Most prominently known for its line of timepieces, Nooka has expanded their range, creating a Mindstyle™ brand with the addition of innovative accessories and a fragrance.
$12 / $8 Japan Society members, seniors & students