Kimono Rainbow Challenge

Kimono Rainbow Challenge

In the past months I participated my first group challenge – the Kimono Rainbow Challenge.

An international styling challenge Tia from Uber Dandy Kimono thought up and brought to live, contacting some kimono enthusiasts across the globe.

ここ数ヶ月、国際的な着物チャレンジに参加してみました。「ザ・着物レインボーチャレンジ」

Uber Dandy Kimonoのティアさんは考えた着物スタイリングチャレンジです。世界中バラバラに住んでる着物好きの8名は参加した。

The rules are simple:
Every week a kimono outfit needs to be styled in a main color set by Tia. The order was like a modern rainbow. Starting with black, proceeding with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple pink and ending with white.

ルールは簡単:
毎週、決定した色で着物をスタイリングして着ること。モダンなレインボーみたいに黒でスタートしてから、赤、オレンジ、黄色、緑、青、紫、ピンク、そして最後は白です。

The styles of all members were merged into a collage to show the diverse ways of wearing a kimono. Everyone has a different taste and way of matching outfits and we wanted to inspire people to experiment and wear kimono the way they like.

Below I will show you how I styled different kimono in those designated colours. I wanted to show a broad range of styles – from traditional to dark, colourful or modern mixed.

参加した皆さんのスタイル写真はコラージュにまとめ、それぞれの人々のセンスとお好みは違いますので、面白いです。
色々な着方や柄と色合わせがありますので、まだ着物は始まったばかりの方などをインスパイアされたらいいなと思いました。

ここでアンジーの様々な着物スタイルを見せたい☆
違うテイストをやってみたいと思って、正式やダークそしてカラフルとモダンも!

レインボーチャレンジ スタート♡

→ BLACK:
An antique kurotomesode with a renaissance look-alike floral pattern and a Nagoya obi in the same shade popped up with my own design&handmade veiled beret, vtg leather gloves and a stole. The outfit is 20s inspired and meant to be femine-chic.

Anji SALZ 1 black

Anji SALZ 3 black

Anji SALZ 7 black

Everybody’s interpretion on black:
SONY DSC

 

→ RED:
Red kiku silk komon paired with a white Nagoya Obi which has handwritten kanji on it. I wanted to try out a slightly goth kind of look so I paired it with black makeup and harness as well as a scarf because it was freezing.

Anji SALZ 1 red

Anji SALZ 4 red

Version 2

Red collage:
red collab

 

→ ORANGE:
A bright orange silk komon with a light floral pattern paired with a handmade checkered hanhaba obi and a shigoki obi on top for a casual day out. A simple and quick style since I taught my friends how to wear kimono today. Also the plum blossoms are in bloom!

Anji SALZ 1 orange

Anji SALZ 2 orange

Anji SALZ 3 orange

Week3

 

→ YELLOW:
I am in love with antique kimono pieces and this yellow silk komon is a rare beauty. Dressed my friend for a collaboration in said kimono and paired it with an embroidered purple silk Nagoya obi. I am so ready for spring!!

Anji SALZ 1 yellow

Anji SALZ 4 yellow

Anji SALZ 3 yellow

Week4

 

→ GREEN:
A vibrant shibori silk kimono with green and yellow flowers and leaves all over paired with a white Nagoya obi. Can you spot the tiny red origami cranes on it? I coordinated obiage and a shigoki in the same red shade to make this outfit even more pop. Since its still breezy winter I love to keep warm with my dark blue velvet michiyuki.

Anji SALZ 1 green

Anji SALZ 2 green

Anji SALZ 3 green

Everyone’s green styles:
Week6

 

→ BLUE:
My friend Fiona once tried a kimono rental in Kyoto. That time she picked a dark blue kimono and it just looked gorgeous with her fire red hair. So I brought this blue silk tsukesage from my collection and taught her how to dress herself. The obi is a wine red Nagoya obi with hand fans on it. For an extra contrast this antique orange Haori works very well. (You guys know already that I like a lot of strong colours. hehe)

Anji SALZ 1 blue

Anji SALZ 5 blue

Anji SALZ 4 blue

Week5

 

→ PURPLE:
Striped antique komon paired with a purple Nagahaori with wine grapes. I love geometric designs and this kimono looks like candy! Super in love.
The hanhaba obi is from Rumi Rock and looks like real Python leather.

Anji SALZ 1 purple

Anji SALZ 2 purple

Anji SALZ 3 purple

Purple rain:
Week7

 

→ PINK:
I actually don’t like the color pink at all but tried to take away the cute image with this coordinate. A wool hitoe paired with a black hand painted dragon Nagoya obi and a black lace haori. I thought green would be pop as well so added some details and a hand made kanzashi for obi deco.

Anji SALZ 1 pink

Anji SALZ 2 pink

Anji SALZ 3 pink

Week8

 

→ WHITE:
A fun yukata with watercolor like geometric artwork on it worn with a yellow shigoki obi. My shark bag will keep me company on my journey.

Anji SALZ 1 white

Anji SALZ 3 white

Anji SALZ 2 white

Anji SALZ white bonus

Final colour collage:
Week9

 

I hope you enjoyed all the different styles.
Let me know your favourite look in the comments below ♡

どちらのコーデは一番気に入りですか?
是非コメントに書いてね☆

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Comments (4)

  • Waya-An Reply

    I love blue one. Red hair,blue kimono, red Obi and orange Haori. It really fit her. Amazing. The color pattern remains me Preppy style.

    凄いとおもいますよ。素晴らしい。

    May 5, 2016 at 1:27 AM
    • Anji SALZ Reply

      Yay! Thanks so much for commenting!
      So glad you are into vibrant colours like me, haha!

      May 5, 2016 at 11:20 AM
  • Jacqueline Reply

    These are all so fun! My favorites are green and pink. And black!

    May 12, 2016 at 1:18 AM
    • Anji SALZ Reply

      Hey Jacqueline 🙂
      Thanks so much! I probably liked the black best too.
      It was the first time for me to wear a kurotomesode, but looks so classy and fun.
      Do you wear kimono often?

      May 12, 2016 at 11:47 AM

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