While in Coconogacco, I was making headpieces. And I was also falling into a slump. In February of this year, one teacher told me to stop making them and to start designing clothes, so I started focusing on human bodies. Since I didn’t know how to make clothes and didn’t want to try making them as other people do, I felt like creating a new type of dress by using materials that hadn’t been used before. The concept was ‘dresses for communicating with an unseen world’, so I started looking for visuals that conveyed the concept I wanted to express.
When I went to a DIY store to search for materials, I found 3D printers. They greatly interested me because they’re newly-created machines. I made some samples using them, but they didn’t reach my heart. In the store, I also found 3D pens and used them to make more samples. They didn’t look nice either, they even looked sort of pitiful. But to me, they were lovely and saw a huge potential.