Cosmic Wonder Karamushi Work Dress
Cosmic Wonder Karamushi Work Dress. This ethereal garment is stitched entirely by hand in Japan, this garment is a truly exquisite. Karamushi fabric is made from the fibers of the Karamushi vines. It is one of the oldest fiber crops, having been used to produce fabrics for the past six thousand years. The fabric is woven and completed over months by the hands of matured craftspeople. This fabric has the drape of a stiff organza linen fabric with a subtly firm handle. Worn over a simple slip (not included)
This dress fits true to size. Abby is 5'10 and wears the size 0.
Cosmic Wonder, initiated in 1997 by artist Yukinori Maeda, is a conceptual project composed of clothing, artwork, publishing and performance. Cosmic Wonder has deepened its exploration of natural materials, working with a sustainable vision that looks both ahead and to the past. The process of infusing handicrafts with traditional Japanese techniques is a way of finding beauty in the continuity between the future and a past that we are at risk of losing. As of early summer 2016, Cosmic Wonder will be based in Miyama, a remote village in the mountains north of Kyoto. With its traditional thatched roof houses, the area is designated as a national preservation district of historic buildings.