This is my research notebook that I’ve been building up for months for my collection. I pulled certain elements from Japan wether it being objects, places or people. These images have been my main influence for my collection’s designs. I shifted my focus on mainly silhouettes, textures, natural fabrics, object details and Japan’s society/ social construct. I aslo compared traditional wear in Japan vs. modern wear and what people are wearing in the streets, while incorporating these elements in may collection. I wanted to understand what it’s like being a Japanese women in Japan’s society today, what makes a woman feel free yet protected at the same time? I wanted to create clothing that personified that idea.