The first show devoted to the art of contemporary fashion at Japan Society

Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga

November 18, 2022—February 19, 2023

Japan Society presents the exhibition Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga from November 18, 2022 through February 19, 2023. The first show devoted to the art of contemporary fashion at Japan Society, the exhibition explores the work of CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga, two emerging fashion labels that engage with the intersections between fashion, art, and identity. Featuring garments, accessories, and textile-related works, the exhibition examines the ways in which these two practices—one based in New York, and the other in Tokyo—experiment with artistic mediums beyond conventional forms of dress, while challenging preconceived notions of gender and identity.

Exhibition Trailer

Exhibition Events

Admission Information

Wednesday—Sunday 12-7 pm
Free admission 6-9 pm on Fridays
Wednesday—Friday, 12–1 pm: Members Exclusive
Closed on major holidays

$12 non-member
$10 students and seniors

Admission is always free for members, patrons with disabilities and an accompanying Personal Care Assistant.

Exhibition 3D Tour

Selected Works


“Surface Trend”, 2019. Photo: Mary Inhea Kang / Courtesy of CFGNY


CFGNY © Sammie Anselmo


© Wataru Tominaga, Courtesy of Wataru Tominaga


Wataru Tominaga © Keiki Banja

Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Exhibitions and Arts & Culture Lecture Programs are made possible, in part, by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund; the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; Peggy and Dick Danziger; Thierry Porté and Yasko Tashiro; and Friends of the Gallery. Support for Arts & Culture Lecture Programs is provided, in part, by the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor for Japan Society gallery exhibitions.