This project was the most intense I have ever participated in. We had a brief based on our sponsors and a goal to promote transcultural collaboration.
We did two styling test runs, a rehearsal for the dressing and show as well as loads of planning work.
Kimonophilia is a not-for-profit art and social project which creates a platform for transcultural collaboration, research and events with a focus on the kimono. The project was born as a spin off event at the Japan Matsuri Festival 2012 in London. After two years of preparation and planning, it was launched as part of the festival this year with a site-specific, live, fashion installation on Trafalgar Square and in the courtyard of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Kimonophilia makes it possible for everyone to enjoy cultural fusion and future transformation in kimono fashions.
Here are some backstage photos from the event:
A lot of hardwork goes into creating a fashion show!