“The straight-up-and-down featurelessness of the typical Muslim gown is in fact, the ideal canvas for a play of colours, textures, and patterns.” Exactly. As is the case with the haori and the michiyuki. Which is why I adore them. Sigh.
The pics? I *think* those are all designs from Iva Lativah. My new favorite designer. More about her here (yup, I think that’s an Indonesian website. No, I can’t read it, either).