Tag - モダン着物

「レトロ着物撮影」Kimono flapper girl photo shoot

Before the ones in Kyoto, I actually had my first own produced kimono photo shoot last December. The idea occurred to me after my friend and I visited a private open house exhibit in October 2016. It was a stunning house, previously owned by a photographer named Nakamura. It had been well preserved in its old style including the interior. It felt like if I had travelled back in time. The family even allowed us to browse through albums of the...

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「ツイード着物 Sumire Ishioka」Tweed Kimono – a dream come true

For a while I have been circulating fabric houses and dreaming of making kimono with "western" fabric - including velvet, lace, cotton and tweed. One lovely woman made my dreams come true: 以前から生地屋さんに回るとき、洋服でよく使われてるベルベット、レース、コットンやツイードで着物を作る夢があります。ツイードの着物はすでにデビューしたことが分かりませんでした! ツイード着物デザイナー: SUMIRE ISHIOKA This young but talented designer worked many years on searching and designing the perfect tweed for splendid kimonos. I visited her showroom in Daikanyama, Tokyo with a friend to see the new tweed kimono collection. そしてデザイナー石岡さんは若い方ですが、とてもしっかりして、完璧なツイードを作るため数年もツイードを作り直したらしい。友達のさとちゃんと代官山のショールームへ行ってきました。 © Sumire Ishioka Most of the tweed is designed by her and woven in Japan. It...

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「スペースインベーダー着物の作り方」How to: Space Invader Kimono

For a while now I really wanted a half-half coloured kimono (aka. 片身替り katamigawari). Unfortunately they are very hard to find and if you come across one, they are usually pretty expensive. 前から片身替り着物(半々の色)が欲しかったけど、手に入りにくいことが分かりました。 もし見つかったとしても、高いお値段で売られています。 Being as poor as I am right now my only chance was to make something myself. However making a kimono from scratch seems kinda scary - so I thought to myself: What could be the easiest way to make such kimono? Right! Cut two kimono in half and sew the...

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Rumi Rock – Isetan Pop Up

One of my favourite modern kimono brands Rumi Rock had a pop up store in the Shinjuku Isetan Shopping mall the past days. 好きなモダン着物ブランド「ルミ ロック」の伊勢丹新宿店ポップアップショップに行って参りました♪ They just released their new Yukata collection for 2016. I am not the biggest Yukata fan myself, but wanted to check out their items in general. (Unfortunately Isetan is a bit strict with a no photo policy so I can't show you much of the shop..) 2016年の浴衣コレクションや他の新作をリリースしたので、見に行きました。 (基本的に伊勢丹では撮影禁止みたいなので、あまり綺麗な写真は撮れなくてすみません!) I had an eye on some items and got...

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