Project Title: Laputa

Design Statement

At the heart of Tokyo’s new fashion technology institute lie values of cross-cultural harmony and sustainable design; two distinct concepts that director and opening night host Kira Miyazaki seeks to promote through the commissioned design of ‘Laputa’, an innovative and versatile three-piece ensemble. ‘Laputa’ borrows designs from all over the globe, indulging in sweeping traditional Japanese kimono sleeves and vintage Hollywood hourglass silhouettes, resulting in thoughtfully timeless, and unconventionally but undoubtedly, sustainable design. Through rendering these oversized designs in organic neutral tones and transparencies, ‘Laputa’ delicately balances the two principles of maximalism and minimalism to reach a place of idealised unity. 

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