Here is another “kimono dress’, a very very difficult beast to master, as much of the aesthetic of kimono is in its incredibly crisp lines and hard, paper-like fabric…whereas a dress like this relies on flow, draping and volume—-the exact opposite of kimono!
Here we see many traditional kimono accessories including the pocketbook, obi, obiage, and kimono collar, combined with princess-like sleeves and a Western bridal veil. In my opinion, the only thing that is really uncomfortable is the layers of lace on the shoulders.
What do you guys think?
Mod 2: Oddly enough I think the lace on the shoulders echoes the slope of Kimono shoulders so while it’s ruffly and weird, it doesn’t quite register as wrong-shape!
The way she’s standing, the sleeves do the furisode-thing and so the whole ‘dress’ part of this is disguised
Hunter’s birthday present that I made for him xD Yes I’m the best boyfriend ever xD
Textile art by Mister Finch
Self-taught artist Mr. Finch creates animals and other objects that seem to stem from Alice’s Wonderland. Inspired by the rolling hills and mossy woods near his home in Yorkshire, Finch forms flowers, insects and birds that fascinate him with their amazing life cycles and extraordinary nests and behaviour.
He then goes hunting for vintage textiles – velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress or a vintage apron – and transforms them into all sorts of beasts and toadstools. According to Mr. Finch, his figures are “storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten”.
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