Creative Cutting Project


Twisting the kimono construction - Grad Dip CSM Fashion '15

RESEARCH - Draping & Creative Pattern Cutting

Being half-Japanese but growing up in Brazil, the kimono had always been an elusive piece to me.

And even though I studied in Tokyo for 2 years, it was only in London, many years later, that I bought my first one!

Traditionally worn in a very constricting way and with many layers as not to show any skin, in this project I wanted to use similar geometrical pattern pieces to make a more dramatic silhouette that responded to dance and movement.



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