Dress by Yoshiki Hishinuma

The application of traditional Japanese techniques within a technologically advanced textile industry has made for some of the most innovative fashion in Japan. When shibori, a resist dye technique practiced in Japan for centuries, is used on polyester under heat, textile artists and fashion designers can permanently texture the fabric or create three-dimensional effects. High heat is used in place of dye to set the shaped pattern.

A wooden mold shaped like a propeller was made by Hishinuma to...

Summary

2005/130/1
Evening dress and packaging, womens, polyester/ plastic, designed by Yoshiki Hishinuma, Tokyo, Japan, 2000

Consists of a short-sleeved evening dress made with white heat-treated polyester. The dress has 'extension' panels that give the garment a three-dimensional quality. The dress, designed by Yoshiki Hishinuma, was created using 'shibori', a resist dye technique which, when used on polyester under heat, can permanently texture the fabric or create three-dimensional effects. High heat is used in place of dye to set the shaped pattern. Comes complete with clear plastic bag with the text 'Yoshiki Hishinuma' printed in black.

Production

The dress, designed by Yoshiki Hishinuma, was created using 'shibori', a resist dye technique practiced in Japan for centuries. When used on polyester under heat, textile artists and fashion designers can permanently texture the fabric or create three-dimensional effects. High heat is used in place of dye to set the shaped pattern. A wooden mould shaped like a propeller was made by Hishinuma to permanently imprint three dimensional shapes with heat by laying the constructed dress over the mould, tying it down tightly and securely, and then boiling the garment to activate the shrinking of the exposed parts. Working closely with a textile engineer an a yarn twister, a polyester fabric was developed that stretched and pulled under high heat. The result is a 'scultured' dress with panniers that seemingly float from the wearer's body. The finished garment does not require the usual cutting and darting to fit the shape of the wearer as it simply stretches and hugs the body.
Hishinuma, Yoshiki 2000

Source

Gift of Yoshiki Hishinuma, 2005

Cite this Object

Dress by Yoshiki Hishinuma 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 April 2017, <https://ma.as/351936>
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