Exclusive web series: Inside LASALLE College of the Arts — Episode 2

Kimono Project

Text: Norman Tan

Video: LASALLE College of the Arts

In this second episode, fashion students from LASALLE College of the Arts explore the meaning of kimonos through deconstruction

What does a kimono represent when it's broken down to its base components of fabric and thread?

Using the post-modern literary concept of deconstruction, fashion students from LASALLE College of the Arts unpick the seams of vintage kimonos to gain an appreciation for the hands that created them and, critically, to examine their meaning: Are kimonos only historically and culturally significant when assembled in a particular shape and silhouette?

Click on the video above for the second episode of this exclusive web series that follows LASALLE students as they work towards their year-end exhibition celebrating both the tangible and intangible aspects of kimonos, as appreciated from a contemporary perspective.

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Video shot using the iPad Air 2 and edited with iMovie.