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.:Something Old Made New:. by Celestina3107 .:Something Old Made New:. by Celestina3107
for the first time, I was actually able to pick the proper category.

I did this last April for a Fashion Design contest that I entered. *suppresses frustrated memories and feelings*

I'm VERY proud of this one because its the first formal fashion sketch I've done.

The theme of it is East Asian Music and, naturally, Japan acted as my muse. This is for the Traditional Music design category.

Basically, my main inspiration is the shamisen and the whole simplicity of Japanese traditional music. Somehow, although it is simple, there is still a lot of personality in them as amped by the Nishida Brothers, the best contemporary shamisen duo in Japan! At the same time, I used traditional elements easily recognizable from Japan, the kanzashi hair ornament and the kimono sleeves. :D

As with my obsession with all things hooded, the kimono sleeves also double as a shawl, the back of which can be pulled over to form a very light hood.


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P.S. does the model seem familiar? haha. Maybe that's because I based it off: [link]
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kasaikun16 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh i think i'm in love with this design. might i use it for an upcoming photoshoot i'm in? we're doing zodiacs and the organizer wanted us to wear something extraordinary and i think urs is just as is! :glomp:

with ur permission of course~ let me know asap ok! *mew*
Celestina3107 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
ah. will think about it. gimme a week to think :D
kasaikun16 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
sure thing. if u feel it's personal property, mayb you hv other lovely designs that u'd like to share.. or if ur not so busy, i wud like to request a commission hihi! *mew*
Celestina3107 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
i'll pm you :D
hanatsukuri Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Lovely colors, great character in your model, and excellent design. I like it a lot!!

(Hehe, if I were to wear it, I may want it in a cool blue or a warm red, though. Gold/coppery colors don't suit me at all...)

Also, the sleeves are a nice touch, and the kanzashi is really cute. Nice!!
Celestina3107 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
oh, yes, any pastel color might look nice as this design. c:
mi2x Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Student
nice! great color
HighwayAssassin Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
I love the idea of the sleeve-hooded-ness...
For want of a better term

Zhani Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
That's crazy good. :)
Addieshep Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
:heart: I love it. The colors are so nice - I love the tie at the bottom of the dress. Can't help but wonder how anyone walks when they're wearing a dress like that. Doesn't detract though.
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