The ‘Koromo’ collection offers one-of-a-kind art to wear! Japanese designer Ryoko Haraguchi's avant garde designs integrate timeless Indian textiles with traditional Japanese techniques.
Using silks, Haraguchi marries techniques of weaving and stitching, with Japanese Itajime and Kaki-shibu persimmon dyeing. In Itajime, the fabric is clamped to a grooved wooden board that resist the dye when compressed. The persimmon dye bathes the fabric with a tannin-rich, aged and fermented persimmon extract.
This formal silk taffeta dress is gradation-dyed in black, and over-dyed in Kaki-shibu. The overlays for the collar and skirt are silk organza, dyed with Kaki-shibu, and Itajime .A long zipper in the back-center allows comfortable wear.