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Hiroshima mon amour

Added Feb 29, 2012

by Edward Stapl...

Los Angeles, Cal...






Hiroshima mon amour -Japanese gift shop kimono cut up and made into jacket and shawl. Picked up the kimono at a tourist shop for my wife, but it never was worn and just hung around the house. Finally I decided to chop it up a bit and reincarnate it into something she would wear.

Material Notes

100% polyester and and industrial zipper





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    Mar 22, 2012, 05.58 PMby jimyshu

    this is definitely cool, i just love it

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    Feb 29, 2012, 09.18 PMby Edward Stapleton

    In many ways this garment made it self, after I cut the back longer than the front, the piece left was a perfect shape to make a shawl. This happens to me quite a lot, it’s magic.

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    Feb 29, 2012, 12.54 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Very creative. What I specially like about this reconstruction is that it s still very japanese, in sense of pattern.

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    Feb 29, 2012, 12.01 PMby vintagegal

    Beautiful! A great repurposing of something that probably wouldn’t have gotten much wear.

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