Woman's Ensemble: Cape, Pants, and Clogs
Designed by Kansai Yamamoto, Japanese, 1944 - 2020
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Kansai's "bull's eye" cape is constructed from a full circle of fabric, much like the capes worn by samurai fire wardens. The design recalls a samurai archer's target, kasumi-mato, consisting of a series of concentric circles of varying width. The high-heeled clogs are modeled after traditional Japanese okobo, black lacquered platform geta with yellow straps.