I love creating beautifully crafted, unique, dresses. Most people come to me for my artistic, handcrafted dresses.
However, another important part of my work is designing art pieces for art exhibits and museum shows. I feel fortunate to have collaborated with some of the most intriguing, prominent artists of our time.
This ceremonial kimono, made of pristine white feathers, was commissioned by artist Terence Koh, an artist who lives and breathes his vision. Collaborating with Terence is effortless joy. He gives me the freedom to create.
MingWei Lee is an amazing contemporary artist and friend; a joy to collaborate with. We have worked on several projects over the years.
I created this 'Transformation Cloak' for Mingwei's 'Sonic Blossom' show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The cloak was acquired by the MFA and is now part of the museum's permanent collection.
Another 'Transformation Cloak', in the beginning stages, created for the exhibit at the NY Met Museum.
(Mingwei Lee's Sonic Blossom show at the Met, Fall 2016)
Each piece was handcrafted in the NY atelier.
Handcrafting each piece is a beautiful experience, and I love coming to work at my atelier. Despite expansion and financing offers, I don't have the heart for overseas production. I prefer to keep the magic in these designs.
The history and stories of my Seiwa Genji and samurai ancestors, inspire me to live with grace and honor.