Designer Jeong-Hee Shin-Newstead explains that the name of this dress is inspired by the classic Hayao Miazaki film, Kiki's Delivery Service. "It is a story about a young witch trying to find her way in normal society. As witches will do, she always wears a little black dress." The 'Kiki' dress has been cut to join the back and sleeve planes together and to bring the sleeve seams on top of arms. "It almosts feel like someone is hugging you from behind."
Credit: Courtesy of Jeong-Hee Shin-Newstead
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Jeong-Hee Shin-Newstead
Garment type: Dress
Material: Rayon crepe
Exhibition: Elle and the Youthquake: The changing face of fashion (Auckland, October 2014)