Chloe Franklin


Art & Design Level 3 Year 2

I have always appreciated and loved cultural garments which led me to visit an exhibition based on the Japanese kimono. After visiting the Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk exhibition I fell in love with the Japanese statement garment and all the innovative ways it has been developed and changed for different occasions. Inspired by John Galliano 1994 fall ready to wear collection I have designed and made a white satin kimono which is paired with a stunning red oriental patterned obi that enhances the origins of the garment. It is an above the knee kimono with short sleeves which resemble a iromuji kimono with its plain base but patterned obi.

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