At Tokyokaleidoscope, I like to call the process I use to reconstruct my designs from vintage kimono - fabric origami.
Since I was little, I was always creating things by just looking at it & logically taking it apart in my mind - then reconstructing it in another material. My mother was the one who told me to go do a short course in tailoring & patternmaking during my University days so I would understand industry standards, rather than just constructing anything I like willy-nilly.
Kimonos are traditionally made in 36-38cm width which is significantly shorter from the metre-yard width of general fabrics.
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