Yoshiki Hishinuma autumn / winter 2001-02
Yoshiki Hishinuma’s clothes use a traditional Japanese technique in which a thin fabric is knotted or sewn, sometimes in multiple layers. The fabric is then shrunk, causing it to pucker. In some of Hishinuma’s pieces, a sheet of vinyl is laminated to the translucent layer beneath; the vinyl is allowed to crack, exposing the delicate flesh below the broken skin. These pieces explore the beauty and complexity of wrinkles, tears, and imperfections.