Insect Collection

On the 22 December 2012 Costume Designer Kumiko Takeda exhibited her latest work Cabinet de Curiosites – Insect Collection at Ms Reiko, Daikanyama Tokyo.  We are a big fan of Takeda’s work and featured her last year and now she has kindly shared some images of her exhibition and latest designs.

Cabinet de Curiosites – Insect Collection by Kumiko Takeda at Ms Reiko, Daikanyama Tokyo

What a great space to be exhibiting great work! Takeda’s work looks fantastic and a little scary too (be brave Paul!).  From the images you can almost understand the atmosphere in the room with the costumes strong colours and unusual forms, its like being in a room full of bugs!

Cabinet de Curiosites – Insect Collection by Kumiko Takeda at Ms Reiko, Daikanyama Tokyo

 Cabinet de Curiosites – Insect Collection by Kumiko Takeda at Ms Reiko, Daikanyama Tokyo

Fabulous view from the street with the white interior highlighting Takeda’s costume designs! If I was there, I would definately pop in for a looksy!

Insect Collection

Kumiko Takeda has surpassed herself with her new collection.  The variety of style, texture and insect is inspiring! Each individual costume is very different, different colours, different forms and different textures.  Each piece is very detailed and very unusual with reds and whites and pointy spikes-just like insects!  The costumes take on organic shapes resembling the most striking aspects of insects.  Takeda’s concept and designs have created powerful imagery that makes me stop and think what I am looking at.  In capturing the essence of what makes a insect an insect Takeda has touched on man’s instinctive nature to investigate. I think its great that through costume design Takeda is able to stir up emotions and make you question ‘whats this?’ See the fantastic variety of designs within the Cabinet de Curiosites – Insect Collection below.

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