The famous ukiyo-e woodblock prints of Katsuhika Hokusai have found themselves infused in various types of modern art, both Western and Japanese, but the great artist probably never imagined them on models as they strut their stuff down the runway!

Russian fashion designer Alena Akhmadulina's Spring/Summer 2016 Collection carries with it the legacy of the most prolific painter in Japan, using two of his most famous works as the basis for some very lovely dresses.

The Great Wave Off Kangawa

Choshi in Shimosha

And now let's take a look at how they translate to the realm of modern fashion.

It's an ambitious endeavor, but the silk waves and honor to the original work give the dress a fascinating quality that makes it appear as if it is actually in motion--something the original woodblock prints are renowned for in Japan.

While dresses made for the runway don't always translate as practical wear, we can't help but think that they at least provide for a beautiful aesthetic outdoors!

While we're not sure how Hokusai would feel about being part of the fashion world, we imagine he'd be very happy to see his prints living on in modern times. Plus, with however much these dresses probably go for, we imagine he would be making quite a fortune out of it as well!

By - grape Japan editorial staff.