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DOGSTAR FORMAL DRESS?

DOGSTAR FORMAL DRESS?

What would be a formal dress to you? 

I have an opportunity to go to a cultural event this week and was wondering what formal dress to wear for the event. 

Something elegant but a little unique. 


This dress is one of my oldest designs I ever made about 20 years ago. 

I lost the pattern during the flood in 2011. So we recreated the pattern this week. 

It's not exactly the same as my original one but I am pretty happy with the result. 

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DECONSTRUCTION OF JAPANESE KIMONO

DECONSTRUCTION OF JAPANESE KIMONO

There are so many beautiful things in Japan. Some are new and some are old. Although, those old things are often left unused, as if they have been asleep for a long time. In the last few years, I have been revisiting Japan and the culture. Many of those beautiful things are not as recognized or used in Japan. I have been thinking how we can repurpose them here in Australia. Not many Australian women may wear Kimono as is. But what if the objects are deconstructed and reworked as contemporary pieces? Do you agree with the deconstruction...


BORO STITCH HAT

BORO STITCH HAT

I met Jeniffer from @byquilly through Instagram quite a while ago. 

We had many things in common and started to talk about our creations and old materials. 

Recently I purchased a hat from Jennifer and started to play with it. 

My BORO stitch cloth worked beautifully with this hat. 

 

I started to design my Autumn/Winter collection based on this hat.

It has a Japanese feel to it. I have been working on this BORO stitch for nearly 2 years now. 

Memory of my grandma. 


THE WORKER’S APRON

THE WORKER’S APRON

A reflections of the past, while walking into the future. Bring a piece of authentic Japanese tradition into your contemporary life. 

 

For the end of year gifts, I decided to make aprons for my studio team. I used this beautiful Japanese retro fabrics that I have kept for many years. 

 

They have many pockets to keep pencils, measuring tape, snip scissors, and a few other things... the perfect utility apron. 

In our busy everyday work, it's easy to lose those things all the time and our clothes were often damaged...