Fashion Forecasts by Yumi Sakugawa / ISBN 9781940398792 / 72-page full-color paperback, 7.75 x 9 inches, from Retrofit Comics
Fashion Forecasts explores the possibilities of a not-so-distant future where fashion can be intergenerational, Asian American, divine feminine, environmentally conscious, community building, ancestor worshipping, and possibly bring you closer to enlightenment. Originally printed as a limited edition zine for an art installation of the same name at CrossLines, a culture lab curated by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center in the historical Smithsonian Arts & Industries building in 2016, Fashion Forecasts also includes photographs from the exhibition, new fashion forecast drawings, fashion advice, and a comic essay on fashion as mindful meditation.
Yumi Sakugawa is an Ignatz Awards nominated comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You and Your Illustrated Guide To Becoming One With The Universe. Her comics have also appeared in The Believer, Bitch, the Best American Non-Required Reading 2014, The Rumpus, Folio, Fjords Review, and other publications. She has also exhibited multimedia installations at the Japanese American National Museum and the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she lives in Los Angeles.