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.
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]