Last month I had an incredibly fun crossover collaboration with my dear friend Sasa from New York.
Sasa is the head and creator behind the kimono kid and hand makes custom order kimono items in her atelier in Brooklyn.
She does everything from scratch, taking the customers wishes and measurements, designs, hand dyes, cuts and sows kimonos, kimono jackets and anything wafuku you like in her studio.
Only high quality locally US made denim or fabric, or else carefully sourced vintage kimono fabric from Japan is used for her pieces. Touching her creations in person had me stunned – her work is so detailed and well made. Truly beautiful.
As Sasa announced that she will be back in Tokyo for a bit, I thought it would be a fun idea to do a crossover collab where she dresses me in one of her hand made the kimono kid kimono while I style and dress her in one of SALZ Tokyo’s vintage items which I sell through my shop.
Since she hadn’t seen the scenic town called Kawagoe (called small Edo, due to its preserved beautiful traditional buildings) not far from Tokyo, I thought it would be a lovely idea to take our photoshoot there.
Sasa is wearing an antique yellow silk komon kimono paired with antique Nagoya obi, I am wearing her blue mens kimono made of super soft U.S. denim.
Handmade accessories made of tasmanian wood were sponsored by the Australian brand Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree.
I think they are just gorgeous with the denim kimono.
- the kimono kid: www.thekimonokid.com / Intagram: @thekimonokid
- under the shade of a bonsai tree: www.etsy.com/shop/ShadeOfABonsai / Instagram: @shade_of_a_bonsai
莎莎は「the kimono kid」のモダン和服デザイナーや製作者です。ニューヨークのブルックリン区にあるアテリエーでカスタムの着物・和服アイテムをデザインそして作ったり縫ったりしています。
その莎莎と久しぶり会え、逆コーデで彼女はSALZ Tokyoのアンティーク・セレクトアイテムを着付けて、アンジーはkimono kidのデニム男性着物を着てみました。川越市で撮影しに行ってきました。寒い日でしたが、天気はとても良くて楽しかったです。お互い頑張って、ブランドを広げるといいね♡
See you soon, Sasa!