This collection was created by artist Keiko Kimura, who has channelled the artistry of her grandmother a maker of handbags, in a new era and culture. She is a designer and maker trained in product design and graphic artist. Her practice combines conceptual art and hands on experiment with traditional and industrial techniques. She uses everyday materials such as used clothes and hardwares and applies DIY manufacturing techniques to create new wearable objects.
Raw Couture is a project that explores the potential use of unwanted clothes, objects and anything that could be used as materials. This collection showcases what unwanted clothes could potentially become by adding design, texture and colour. Three bags are featured with a variety of techniques and materials used to produce each bespoke piece.