Source: Alena Akhmadulina Splash Of Fashion: Ukiyo-E Woodblock Print Designs As Inspired Dresses 2015-12-11 Fri 2018-04-18 Wed 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 Source: 神奈川沖浪裏 Choshi in Shimosha Source: Choshi in Shimosha And now let's take a look at how they translate to the realm of modern fashion. Source: Alena Akhmadulina Source: Alena Akhmadulina 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. Source: Alena Akhmadulina Source: Alena Akhmadulina 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! Source: Alena Akhmadulina Source: Alena Akhmadulina Source: Alena Akhmadulina 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. Source:h/t: Japaaan Magazine / Alena Akhmadulina / 神奈川沖浪裏 / Hokusai Tags: Art / Fashion / Japanese Art / Ukiyo-e / Woodblock prints grape Japan Art Splash Of Fashion: Ukiyo-E Woodblock Print Designs As Inspired Dresses Related Article 2016 Rice Paddy Art Displays Massive Works Of Godzilla And Samurai Warriors These Spellbook Book Bags Will Have You Unleashing Sorcery In Style Fancify your feet with these summer shoes from Village Vanguard Barneys New York Store Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary in Kobe with Limited Edition Items Hypothetical Studio Ghibli Theme Park Art Shows One Charming Attraction After Another Japan’s Sickness Masks As A Beauty Product: Do They Make A Difference?