Yumi Sakugawa

Fashion Forecasts

About the Book

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.

About the Artist

Yumi Sakugawa is an Ignatz Awards-nominated comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe, There Is No Right Way to Meditate, and The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful. Her comics have appeared in The Believer, Bitch, the Best American Non­Required 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.