Shibori Fashion in Japan, Germany and Beyond Lecture at LongHouse Reserve
Shibori is the Japanese technique of resist dyeing which produces patterns on fabric. Arimatsu, Japan has been at the heart of shibori artisanry for over 400 years. The Suzusan label, which Hiroshi Murase developed with his son in Germany, represents a fusion of hand techniques with innovative processes and designs in home furnishings to clothing. Yoshiko will share some historical background on shibori, and Hiroshi will demonstrate traditional and modern techniques to simple but elegant 21st century clothing, the kind that Tiiana the Store curates so well. Exciting Suzusan shibori fashions on luxury fibers such as cashmere and baby wool will be available for purchase.
Condensed Bio: Considered one of the most important teachers of textiles in the world, Yoshiko Wada single-handedly introduced the art of Japanese shibori to the United States. She is the founder of the Slow Fiber Studio and served as a trustee for the American Craft Council, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art.
Ms. Wada is an acclaimed lecturer, author, curator, and tour leader extraordinaire: she has expertly led numerous LongHouse Insiders Tours to Japan, China, India, and next month to Mexico .
Hiroshi Murase was born in Aichi, Japan in 1952. He started learning shibori from his uncle, the 3rd generation of Suzusan Shoten in Arimatsu. He mastered shibori pattern design and the stencil process and succeed Suzusan Shoten in 1977. Since the 1990s, Mr. Murase started to began designing and producing not only Japanese traditional Yukata fabrics but also textiles for fashion and interiors using the Arimatsu shibori techniques.
In 1992, Mr. Murase participated in the first International Shibori Symposium in Arimatsu and now serves as Secretary General for this international event and World Shibori Network-Japan.
In 2008, his oldest son Hiroyuki launched a new label Suzusan in Dusseldorf, Germany that is now sold in select boutiques in 23 countries.
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