This is a charity exhibition which I participate as one of the 31 designers. It supports the world wide charity Designers Against Aids.
It is so interesting to watch each designer's work on the video! So funny.
A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Kumiko Watari designs clothing filled with color and marked by a distinct whimsical tone. Her most recent collection, themed "Gnomes and Gardens," interprets the juxtaposition of the gnomes' beautiful, flower-filled environment and the dangers they face from thorns and big cats. For Project White T-Shirt, Kumiko envisioned a world in which gnomes are actually larger than humans and designed a standard t-shirt for them, allowing the wearer to experience the life of a gnome as humans become relatively smaller. While the white color of a t-shirt may be standard in human fashion, Kumiko incorporated the gnomes' environment and surrounding foliage as the gnomes' standard pattern to catch the spirit of their fashion.