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Fashion comp 3 - Modern Kimono by firedancer-clothes Fashion comp 3 - Modern Kimono by firedancer-clothes
ok so this is my entry for the third challenge in 's competition

the brief was:
"this time you are ask to design a modern kimono with a butterfly pattern or colours and any flower you like the challge is that the butterfly you have to use is the ones i prove you the pics the acceseries must be with the butterfly you will choose ^_^ the kimono must mostly be the flower you use ^_^"

so i chose this butterfly [link] and the sakura blossom

i wanted something traditional but modern that you could wear out so i kept the traditional elements of the large sleeves, the thinner sash/obi, the sandals and the socks. i also kept the hair pin and comb traditional. the kimono top can be worn with or without the trousers and it fastens down the side. the sakura tree on the back is embroidered *the symbols are kanji for cherry blossom... thanks Azumi :D* and the entire thing is made out of silk.
all of the jewellery is butterfly related.

hope you all like it :D
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:iconkiyokonotanaka:
KiyokoNoTanaka Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as some said before: thats not a kimono. thats a kimono: g-hues.deviantart.com/a…
this may be old, but you could edit it, just to that show you got it
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Annagong963 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cool! hope u win
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Stopcopperingme Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, I'm chinese and dats not a kimono, it's a qipao, get it right man
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animehotaru19 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
You are so ignorant. this is not a kimono which is Japanese, this is a modern version of a chinese Qipao.
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isisfiredancer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the whole idea is that it is a modern take on a kimono. it isn't meant to be one thing or another, merely taking elements from the traditional kimono and turning them into something new and wearable in a modern sense
for someone who called me ignorant perhaps you should take a look in the mirror and check yourself out and read the description properly first
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dream-live-rock Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
I love it. It looks beautifull
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firedancer-clothes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008   Interface Designer
thanks
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Queen-of-Sorrow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
This is a pretty cool design but it's completely chinese; from the mandarin collar to the ties that keep it closed. As one who is totally obssessed with Japan; trust me, I know. You have some awesome designs though. Keep up the good work.
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firedancer-clothes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007   Interface Designer
meh chinese, japanese they both have amazingly beautiful outfits :D
thankyou though and i'm glad you like it
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Cushi-Wu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It look more chinese than japanese but its a very cute design.
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