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Wallpaper - - News - PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: CHARLES NE­GRE FASH­ION: LUNE KUIPERS WRITER: LAURA HAWKINS

Ja­panese de­signer kei Ni­nomiya is renowned for cre­at­ing sculp­tural or padded forms that ap­pear to mul­ti­ply or tes­sel­late as ar­chi­tec­tural as­sem­blages across the body. this multi-lay­ered dress is hand­made us­ing frills of polyester or­gandy, con­nected by riv­ets. on the a/w18 cat­walk, ge­om­e­try met floristry head on as Ni­nomiya col­lab­o­rated with Ja­panese artist azuma Makoto on a se­ries of flo­ral masks that dra­mat­i­cally trailed across the face. this head­piece, de­signed by Makoto and ex­e­cuted by wag­ner kreusch of lon­don flower school, has been crafted from a pro­fu­sion of posies, in­clud­ing be­go­nias, or­chids and scabiosas. it’s a flo­ral face-off with the syn­thetic flounces that adorn the body. ∂ azu­ma­makoto.com. Dress, £4,726, by Noir Kei Ni­nomiya

A pair of posy posers fuse floristry and fash­ion

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