LONDON — The first exhibition in Europe to comprehensively survey avant-garde Japanese fashion has opened at the Barbican Art Gallery in London.

The exhibition, which runs until February, shows how Japanese designers took the world by storm in the early 1980s and how their presence continues on the international stage.

Works from icons Issey Miyake and Kenzo Takada are among more than 100 garments from the past three decades on loan from the Kyoto Costume Institute.