During the last couple of weeks I have been putting together lots of kimono ensembles to use during my photography shoots this year. Since i want to have the theme of my year 12 folio centred on them I want them to not only fit into a very non-Japanese society and merge Yofuku and Wafuku so that it becomes easier to wear out.
I started with an idea for a cocktail styled dress. In my new cream ro kimono. With a black singlet dress underneath (suggestion courtesy of my mum ^^)
I posted on IG and got some fantastic responses and great ideas as to ways this outfit could look better. SO out came my only hanhaba obi and a bunko musubi for take 2;
Then I tried it with my meisan kimono witch unless I could find some way to fix the wear spots at the knees was not going to see the light of day for a long time.
It worked beautifully. I'm really happy with the contrast here. But that’s all of my light weight summer standing kimono I have. I want to try out some more but that’s going to need to wait till the weather gets cooler.
Other ensembles I’ve sketched but haven’t tried yet are a ko-furi, waist coat, berai ensemble. Some steampunk designs, some outfits that I need a petticoat for, and a general miss match of belts hats kimono and heels. ^^
Keep watching and I’ll post ensembles as I try them ^^
Ja matta ne,