For Spring 2013 we started with Japan. In the 1850s, Japan ended it's isolationist policy and
open up to the west. This was during the Victorian period. We discovered just how much
western Victorian ideals and dress were influencing Japanese culture. Then looked closely at
Japanese work wear and mixed these silhouettes and shapes with Victorian lines. The prints
and palate, a mix of Victorian hues and the colors, similar to these vintage black and white
Japanese photos that have been colored over.