Super close up of the Obi Jabot Dress✨ The fabric is imported cotton from a traditional cotton maker with a history of more than 150 years in Japan, hand beaded with Swarovski crystals and Japanese glass beads. It was hard to capture in photos, but these best quality crystals will give off sparkles even in the dark✨ Swipe to see more ✨
The Obi Jabot design was inspired by the high courtesans, Oiran’s specific ways of wearing an Obi during the Edo period in Japan.
They tied their Obi in an extravagant way, in the front for “easy access” 💋Regular folks would never tie their Obi in the front.
I have been enamored by these courtesans since I was a teenager, and they will always be a source of inspiration for me as a designer.
Swipe to see more of my inspiration images ✨
First and third image is a painting by Mihata Joryu 1830.
Second photo is actual Oiran from 1910’s.
And last but not least, this Obi Culotte look will be released on 11/15 💜
The culotte aka trousers will be made to measure, and this Obi Jabot Cap sleeve blouse will be an one off, ready to purchase piece. The Obi Jabot blouse will also be available to order in the two tone cotton, with the option of cap sleeve or sleeveless 💜
This look will be released on 11/8, following the Obi Jabot Dress ✨
The gingham circle skirt with lace and 3D daisies is a one off ready to purchase piece (I might do one made to order if I have enough fabric), and the Obi Jabot cotton two tone blouse will be made to measure. Mark your dates!
Shoes by @remixvintageshoes 💚
The first release from the Back to Basics collection will be this Obi Jabot dress.
It will be available to order on my website on November 1st (next Thursday) through January 3rd. All my made to order pieces will be available to order for 2 months ONLY so I have time to develop new collections.
I’ll be sharing more photos, details, and inspirations behind my work towards the collection launch. I hope you enjoy!
✨Photo, hair and make up, creative direction by myself @madame_murasaki 💋