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. 

Even though the design was from 20 years ago I still think this is a fresh and unique dress.

I have attached a hand-written talisman panel at the bottom of the 'Eri-collar". Hand-written on the fabric, it says "蝶舞百花風".

A dress that I have designed as a symbol of where I am from and where I am going. 

I usually would find inspiration for my designs through my previous experiences and memories, but this time I have designed this dress for an opportunity. An opportunity to grow and evolve.

I see myself as a butterfly dancing my way through the breeze, as I encounter hundreds of flowers. Each one is different from the next. One's personality is never the same as the next. I learn and grow from each and every one. 

I think I am about to come across a new flower in my life. A flower that will give me the opportunity to take dogstar to new places. 

What would you think of a formal dress for yourself? 

Something to represent yourself and for you to feel elegant. 

Please let me know your thoughts.

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