2022 - Finalist
Yamato Nadeshiko, the epitome of pure feminine beauty
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
The collection focusses on the artform of wrapping Bentoboxes, a Japanese lunch box, as a designated place for women to unfold and express their creativity. The bento can be used as a tool of love, but when lifting the lid, it also has a dark side.
The project is inspired by the Japanese society, its women, and their creativity. It’s inspired by a mother’s hard work to show her love and devotion, and the expectations she faces every day. It revolves around the concept of Yamato Nadeshiko, the personification of an idealized Japanese woman.
The collection is made from deadstock fabric using neoprene and polyester, while my print work is a mix of transfer-print and screen-print. The project reflects on how women are wrapped in different gender roles and expectations, which is expressed in the choice of heavy dark fabrics draping around the body.