DESCRIPTION Unbound by gender, transcending all genres, a novel worldview comes alive.
With great success from last year, our Murasaki Shikibu project evolves to its next chapter. Created in collaboration with the talented students of Takefu Commercial and Technical High School.
An audacious skirt with an asymmetric composition, incorporating traditional colors and patterns. Motifs of Murasaki Shikibu and her twelve-layered jūnihitoe kimono, reimagined in a new design of modern times. The fusenryou patterns — the circular four-directional crests resembling floating flowers — are given a beveled texture with their embroidery application. Meanwhile, the jūnihitoe-inspired stripes bear a jacquard texture reminiscent of wisteria (fuji) flowers and their surface variations.
Each color of the stripes is a color used in jūnihitoe designs, traditionally associated with each season — all lined up to create a vibrant palette. The colors of a traditional jūnihitoe, brought to the modern world in an abstract geometric design inspired by Piet Mondrian. All colors tied together with trimmings of the fabric's base tone — a harmonious fusion of past and present.
Both the striped prints and embroidery details express traditional Japan's seasonal colors. The white base sets the stage for spring and summer tones, while the black version represents the colors of autumn and winter.
DETAILS Lining: Yes See-through: No Stretch: No
NOTES Please be aware that the pattern may vary from item to item.