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Japanese designer Yoshiki Hishinuma worked as Issey Miyake's assistant in the late 70s and given his obvious feel for historical flair, he also worked on costumes for theater and stage. When he began designing under his own name in 1992, he couldn't source textiles he liked so he began experimenting with various processes, both natural and chemical, to alter the look, feel and structure of synthetics. (images)
1. He employs traditional Japanese techniques include tie-dying and shibori and then manipulates fabric - pleating, crinkling, puckering - to create volume and visual texture.
2. His garments do not rely on the body underneath to come to life. Like kimono, the stand-alone property of his work is very Japanese in the way it focuses the attention not on the body but on the fabrics and the silhouette.
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- Lesley Scott