SUMINAGASHI

SUMINAGASHI

SUMINAGASHI means "floating ink" in Japanese. "SUMINAGASHI" series has applied the ancient Japanese ink dyeing technique on shoes. With ink droplets natural floating in water, the artisan uses a pen to point and draw irregular flow or swirl-pattern, at the time transferring them to absorbent fabric to craft the marble-like pattern, followed by special dyeing treatment on the material. A pair of unique shoes was born which has revealed the Toyo fashion aesthetic, inheritance of traditional Japanese culture and artistic craftsmanship.