Description Dump time!!
"In 1912, Yukio Ozaki, Mayor of Tokyo, gifted the U.S. with 3,000 cherry trees that would eventually be planted around the nation's capitol in Washington D.C. The year I was born (1981) cutting of these trees were given back to Japan to replace those lost in a devastating flood. Unfortunately, this year, I will not be able to attend, so instead, I'm tasking you with creating a 3 piece collection inspired by the festival.
Look at the fashions from 1912 in the U.S. and Japan.
Be inspired by the trees themselves.
All that is absolutely required is that you create a formal evening look, a casual day look and kid's companion look to the evening design. I love twists!"
what i think is very interesting is that the fashions of Japan and the US in 1912 were much inspired by each other: American fashion were orientalized, and Japan started to wear Western fashion. Though, formal wear they still wore Meiji (??) kimonos, so I decided to combine the best of both worlds in each of my looks.
The kimono is deconstructed, and each element can be found in each look. The sleeves are found on the casual look top, the layered kimono collar is found on the second evening look, and the obi belt can be found on the evening kid's look. As for the American fashion part, I decided to incorporate part of this look ([link]
, right most) as the bottom portion of the jacket on the casual; also I kept the empire waist trend in both the mom's looks; the small details/opulence of 1912 is found in each look (brocade on casual jacket, lace of the top, beading on evening gown, lace of collar, beads on kid's look) I also kept the 1912 shape in the evening look.
as for being inspired by the cherry blossom tree, I did black branch print on the shorts, black branches+florals on the evening look (look at the waist+beads), as well as the brocade pattern on the casual look and the brocade on the kid's look
I used this pic for background and color choices [link]
accesories kept to a minimum (only black patent shoes) so the outfits really pop
hair for casual look is a messy top knot; hair for evening is a sophisticated large asian bun; for the kid, curly bob (very 1910s)
hope you like!! because i lovvee <3
(brushes by :icongreen-eyed-butterfly) who sadly deleted their account and
edit: holy crap i totally did not notice that i messed up the hand on the casual look *fixed aka its now behind her back totally oops*