For this evening wear dress, I was inspired by the Maiko (geisha in training) in Japan. Many of the headpieces they wear involve pieces of metal or strings of flowers dangling from their elaborate hair styles. The beads and fringe mimic the hanging ornaments. The shape of the dress was inspired by the columnar shape of the kimono. I was drawn to the idea of celebrating a woman's beauty while hiding the curves of her body and so called this piece, a kurai line.
Photographer: Emilee Cook
Model: Naomi Brown