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Alexander McQueen design with a fabric very reminiscent of traditional Japanese textiles.

Alexander McQueen design with a fabric very reminiscent of traditional Japanese textiles.

Tang Kimono Cream Floral Dress Cosplay CustomMade HanFu

Japanese designer Tokuko Maeda's Spring/Summer 2012 collection was beautiful! Inspired by traditional folk art and textiles from Mexico. The clothes showcased all of the rich textures and colors that come from Mexican clothing but still incorporated typical Japanese silhouettes.

Okobo = Clogs that maiko puts on in Japan... but I'm into this color combination of small red pattern and looser white...

I find myself drawn to kimono for their stunning fabric patterns and amazing color-ways, some subtle, some vibrant, almost all evocative of the personality of those who wear them or the occasion to which they will be worn.