(Images 1-7) Project Hidden Horns, referencing the traditional Japanese wedding kimono “Shiromuku”, is inspired by the related ancient tales, that a Japanese traditional bride will wear a headwear called tsunokakushi (角隠し, lit. “horn-hiding”) to cover the bride’s horns of jealousy, ego and selfishness, which the horns will turn the bride into a demon named hannya. This project dedicates to understand Japanese martial culture, the construction of historical kimono, and create a story of the bride unveiling the hidden demon and become an entirety.
In contrast with high-end labels having avant-garde, cool, dark atmosphere with innovative silhouette, specially Comme des garçon, which is the representative brand of dover street market, I noticed that there’s also a touch of soft, bright pink in the heavily use of black. I want to enhance that touch of pink because that’s my aesthetic, combining with the dark aesthetic, portraying the feminine, elegant, romantic, poetic vibe by creating a fantasy in the form of an art installation for the purpose of photographing and social media exposure.
This design is inspired by the symbol of the clean water sanitation goal. Due to the impact of COVID-19, clean water becomes more important than ever for prevention. With the shape and the colors coming from the clean water goal, I hope this project can arouse people’s concern about clean water sanitation, that how important it is to the wellbeing of all human and how many people in the world still lack of clean water.