Inspired by clothing styles from Japan and the west, G.J. Stam and I made projects that consisted out of second hand clothes. The clothes we collected from the locals.
The collected, second hand, knitted, sweaters were sorted by colour and then sewn together. When these sweaters are worn a polonaise comes into existence. This polonaise was performed by 40 Japanese students on november 11th, the first day of the catholic carnival festivities in The Netherlands.
From western to Japanese clothes
I made a Japanese lady wear a lot of westerner clothes in multiple layers. Then I cut through the center, through all te layers. This created a kimono shaped form; Juunihitoe. A Juunihitoe is a multi-layered kimono.