A Transformational Piece
One-of-a-kind garment custom-made for the elegant Ayesha from her own Indian fabrics: cow-printed cotton, red floral-printed silk, and gold satin trim. Textiles are transformed into a Japanese-style haori jacket.
Underarm openings, traditional to a woman’s kimono, reveal a flash of red silk lining.
Print matching across the garment brings continuity of the print between seams.
A gold satin collar catches the light as it continues to the hip.
Gold satin gussets unite the front and back sides of the kimono below the underarm openings.
PORTRAIT SHOTS BY CURTIS NISHIMURA