Peabody Essex reveals Japanese fashion’s avant-garde beauty ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Takashi Hatakeyama “Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion” at the Peabody Essex Museum is beautifully dark and sinister. Pictured, Koji Tatsuno’s net dress. Takashi Hatakeyama Designs by Junya Watanabe (pictured), Jun Takahashi for Undercover and others are featured in the PEM exhibition. Kazuo Fukunaga With few exceptions, dresses are sexually charged in unconventional ways. Pictured, a Jun Takahashi for Undercover design. Takashi Hatakeyama We’re left guessing what lies beneath clothing that is either blousy and amorphous or padded and exaggerated. Pictured, Junya Watanabe. Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute The show can be absorbed as fashion eye candy or it can be viewed as 30-plus years of innovative Japanese fashion history.