Circles and straight lines
The geometric patterns created by Takahashi Hiroko are composed of just two simple shapes: circles and straight lines. Takahashi first used these motifs as a postgraduate student at the prestigious Tokyo University of the Arts (also known as TUA or Tokyo Geidai) in 2002. By applying familiar patterns from contemporary fashion to the Japanese kimono, Takahashi aimed for the garment to be viewed not only as an art piece, but as a fashion item. It was through this project that Takahashi became aware of the variety of expression possible even when working with limited design elements. In her current work, she continues to pursue the idea of finding infinite possibilities within minimal elements.