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Dress by Yoshiki Hishinuma, 2000
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Evening dress and packaging, womens, polyester/ plastic, designed by Yoshiki Hishinuma, Tokyo, Japan, 2000
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 permanently imprint three dimensional shapes with heat by laying the constructed dress over the mold, 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 and 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.

Yoshiki Hishinuma (born 1958, Sendai, Miyagi prefecture) works from a small Tokyo studio where a reliance on technology is matched by handwork, creating clothes that have an individual quality. Highly inquisitive about textiles, Hishinuma enjoys the collaboration of working with skilled textile engineers to produce different fabrics. He is currently developing a knitted 3 dimensional garment.

Yoshiki Hishinuma worked briefly for Miyake Design Studio during 1978 and established the Hishinuma design studio in 1985. He won the Mainichi Fashion Award in 1996, Japan's most prestigious fashion award, and the Gemeentemuseum in The Netherlands held a retrospective of his work in 1999.
  • The sculptured 'panniers' of this dress were cast from a wooden propeller-shaped mould using a technique called 'shibori'.
  • The word shibori has no direct English equivalent. The World Shibori Network notes that it derives from the Japanese verb root shiboru, 'to wring, squeeze, press.'
  • Shibori is centuries old, but has experienced a contemporary resurgence. In 1992, the First International Shibori Symposium was held in Nagoya, Japan.
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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.
The dress is part of the Hishinuma archives and has been presented to the Museum for display in the exhibition 'The Cutting Edge: Fashion from Japan' in September 2005.

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Description
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.

Designed: Hishinuma, Yoshiki; Tokyo, Japan; 2000
2005/130/1
Production date
2000

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Yoshiki Hishinuma, 2005
Subjects
+ Fashion
+ Fashion design
+ Japanese fashion
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