A Mix of Truth
The aim of my project was to evidence how two cultures can be merged together through both digital art and sculptural fashion. My work contains both traditional elements from both Japanese and Nigerian culture such as the fabric named ‘Ankara’ and the long established Japanese fashion from the Samurais of the Edo period, 1603-1867.
Fusing both ancient and modern styles, evidenced by the long fluted sleeves on the jacket created as well as the iconic wide brim Jingasa (陣笠) hat, worn mainly by the Samurais. The current fashion trends being expressed by the baggy tracksuit style bottoms, panelled corset and leg harnesses, I was heavily influenced by the recent designs of Japanese tech wear.