July 7, 2014

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October 3, 2012


September 27, 2012

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September 25, 2012

September 23, 2012

September 4, 2012

Inspiration from The one Tuesday

September 2, 2012

Summer figs, silence, and rain

August 25, 2012

I left New York at the end of June. After my trip with my son in Helsinki and Copenhagen,  I finally settled in Kamakura, Japan. From my roof top, I see clouds which never know to stop. I will continue to making clothes to send  you from here Kamakura with my spirit.  Best, Kumi

June 1, 2012

The one morning flow 

Photography and Drawing  : Selime Okuyan  (painter/my dear friend)

May 29, 2012

A clothes – Plant dyeing/ photography by my dearest Kana 

 ” Life is flowing ” – as expression of my biography

 My Life is flowing , like a river, a cloud ; like wind and rain. All visible things are in vain. Sweet, bitter, light, darkness, empty, full, laugh, cry, meet, separate, pure, desire, quietness, noise and all are meaningful.  All merge into the one profound stream and I travel its beauty with my soul. I am light itself and I am wearing stillness. I am simply here, traveling in the flow.

Three different kinds of fabrics and colors distinctly express each life phase in change but still flow together, each connecting and depending on each other. I did not cut the fabric and did not have patterns as my life cannot be divided, nor is it pre-defined. Colors were plant-dyed to convey “a mood of flowing”  The white silk thread surrounding the garment express my soul’s desire to seek the truth of life.