Hiromi Asai F/W 2016/17
The only bad thing about going to the Hiromi Asai show, was being allowed backstage. Not that there was anything unsettling, but because I got a taste of what was to come. Out of the 40 plus shows that we covered, this was one of the most memorable. I envied the audience because they got to see the show all together, not in pieces, but I have to admit, my preview did not diminish its splendor. Her kimonos were exquisite and ornate, but not to the point that those who were not familiar with the traditional Japanese kimono, could not be in absolute awe at viewing. The colors, the textures and the arrangement of the fabrics used, were works of art. The best way for me to describe it is this: A Rembrandt and a Ferrari. The Rembrandt is art to be gazed at while on display. While still a work of art, a Ferrari is functional also. Hiromi Asai created art that can be worn and gazed at simultaneously.
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