Kimono Styling

「妊娠と着物」Pregnancy in kimono

This year has been a crazy ride! I can't believe it is already November (and that I neglected my blog for such a long time!). One of the best things that has happened to me this year, I have yet announced here:I am pregnant and due to give birth any day now.. Now as that is something completely new in my life, I was very curious until when and also how a pregnant person can wear kimono. Now in my last...

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「SHISHUMANIA初個展開催」SHISHUMANIA joint exhibition

Long time no see on my blog! Isn't this year just like a crazy nightmare?Since my last entry in April not much has changed in the world of COVID it seems. Although things seemed a little better in Japan during June, we are now hitting the second wave with cases spreading all across the country.. Staying home since March (apart from maybe 3-4 careful outings and daily walks of course) and losing a lot of work gigs this year...

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「ロンドンで着物」London Kimono ventures

What a rollercoaster of emotions we are currently trapped in, with all the COVID-19 drama, am I right? Since my return I have been basically locking myself into the apartment. Witnessing Japan's "We won't get a Corona outbreak!" to the unravelling of events "Cases are spreading, please stay home!". Sadly most countries had the same mindset of not taking it serious until it was too late, so here things are starting to get bad day by day whilst Europe...

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「2019年度 足袋コレ」Tabi Collection 2019

How are you doing? The summer still seemed to have stretched out in Japan, my hometown in Germany however seemed to have entered Autumn moods. Now it is October! Can you believe it? Time flies so fast. 残暑の中、如何お過ごしでしょうか?ついに10月に入ってしまいましたね~。朝晩は涼しくなってきましたが、日中は真夏さながらの日差しと湿気がすごい日がまだありますね。ご慈愛のほどを。 On the 22nd of September 2019, the Tabi Collection (called "tabicolle 2019") took place at the Edo Tokyo Festival in Ueno, Tokyo. In case you feel overwhelmed: "Tabi" are traditional Japanese kimono socks and shoes with the characteristic split toe.Tabi Collection is a...

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「森美術館:塩田千春展」Mori Art Museum: Shiota Chiharu

When you think of a museum, often a very conservative space comes to mind. Perhaps a large hall with classic artworks hanging on the wall? ご機嫌いかがですか?鈴虫の音が美しい季節になって来ましたね。皆さんは、美術館よく行きますか? さて、「美術館」と聞いて、どんな感じを思い浮かべるでしょうか?大きなホールの壁に絵がかかっている情景が浮かぶのではないでしょうか?The Mori Art Museum, located in the Roppongi Hills Tower, however is changing up the game! Currently showcasing the exhibition of famous artist Shiota Chiharu - you can walk into a slightly dark and surreal world. 六本木ヒルズの森美術館は、そんな概念をいい意味で壊してくれました。現在、開催中の塩田千春展です。超現実的で、ちょっとくらーい世界に足を踏み入れることができちゃいますよ! 今年の6月からやっている展示で、周りの友達がSNSでシェアしているの見て、ずぅーと気になっていた展示会なんです。念願かなって、訪問することができました。しかも、SALZ Tokyoとして、キモノ撮影をすることも出来てしまったのです!! Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles 塩田千春:魂がふるえる The Mori Art Museum website states: 森美術館によりますと: Berlin-based international artist Shiota Chiharu is known for performances and...

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SALZオリジナル着物コレクション!恐竜着物、ライオン着物などDinosaurs or Lions? SALZ Kimono Galore

Recently I started to create more and more original kimono items by myself or in collaboration with artists across the globe.You have probably seen some images already across my social media (because I am too slow to blog haha) but I'd like to write a little about those items here. ご機嫌いかがでしょうか?いやー、この間の台風15号はすごかったですね。停電や断水がまだ続いている地域があるそうで、早い復旧を願っています。地域のインフラ回復のため、不休で、作業されている方には尊敬の一言です。 最近は夜風が涼しくなってきましたね。お風邪などめしてはいませんか? 最近、世界のアーティストさんとのコラボやSALZ単独でデザインした着物を作らせてもらっています。すでに、SNS等でご覧になっている方もいると思いますが。。。ブログのアップデートが遅くてすんまへん 汗。 今回はいくつかの作品を紹介させてください。こんな着物はだめだとか、こんなのを作ってほしいとか、このアーチストとコラボしたらすんごいことになるなと、ご意見ドシドシ送ってくださいね。 Lüneburg in my heart & kimono 着物「リューネブルク」 Two years ago I traditionally made an original design yukata (Start reading here: How to: Yukata Pt.1 / Traditional stencil cutting) with the Lion mark...

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