Tag - Jotaro Saito

「秋の着物コーデ」Favourite autumn kimono looks 2018

Autumn seemed to have passed by in the blink of an eye. Feeling bad for having neglected my blog all too much (I update all my kimono looks primarily on my instagram, but realized it's a shame to let my own page slide..) So let me make up for it and share my favourite outfits from the not-hot-yet-not-cold season: 2018年は秋は早くなかったですか?夏が長くて、ちょっと秋になったと思ったら、一気に冬になっちゃった感じ。インスタではご紹介した着物撮影をこのブログでも・・やっと掲載します!! 暑くも寒くもない秋という季節にあったコーデを考えてみました。みなさんのコーデのアイデアや(きびしー (笑))ご意見お待ちしてます! The mysterious red spider lily marks the beginning of autumn. 曼珠沙華-彼岸花は、秋の訪れを教えてくれます。というか一年はやい 汗! This gloomy day really made the colours of the flowers pop....

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「斉藤上太郎コレクション」JOTARO SAITO 2018 A/W

On Wednesday I went to see the new collection of kimono designer JOTARO SAITO at the Tokyo Fashion Week. 水曜日(2018年3月21日)に、東京ファッションウィークにて、着物デザイナーのJOTARO SAITO(斉藤上太郎)さんの新作発表を訪問しました。 Although the cherry blossoms started blooming and we had 22°C a couple of days back, on the day of the collection we had snow and heavy rain at only 2°C!! What are the chances? Haha! So instead of a silk kimono I had to go with something washable - how handy that I have a jersey kimono by JOTARO SAITO himself....

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「きものサローネ2017」Kimono Salone

Like last year, I also joined the Kimono Salone event in Nihonbashi again. Because it was just before my New York trip I am super late to put everything into a proper blog post - but the pictures from the fashion show are too nice to keep them a secret. Kimono Salone is a kimono event where many kimono brands and artisans gather to show their new collections as well a chance to learn and try out some traditional craft....

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「きものサローネ・着物ショー」Kimono Salone Shows

The weekend was full of kimono fun again - Kimono Salone was opening its doors for a second event this autumn. 先週末は「きものサローネ」へ行ってきました。先月と違って、展示会によりきものショーはメインでした。 Read about the previous event here 先月のきものサローネ・レポートはこちら: 「きものサローネ2016」Kimono Salone Finally it also is cold enough to wear some thicker kimono, so I could wear my Jotaro Saito Jersey kimono for the first time. (When I purchased it, it was hot summer.) Combined with an antique and vibrant obi this was a very nice outfit. (Apart from the fact that nothing worked that day and...

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「きものサローネ2016」Kimono Salone

Yesterday I jumped back into my kimono, did my hair and went to Kimono Salone - a 3 day event / exhibition of kimono brands in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. 昨日は久々に着物でお出かけしました。初めての「きものサローネ」へ! But let's start from the beginning - as always with my outfit: I finally tried to do Nihongami again. It was quite a fight, because I used a cheap stupid extension which doesn't work well for Japanese hairstyles. But I somewhat won the fight. Instead of Japanes-y accessoires I used a vintage comb I...

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「斉藤三才」Saito Sansai – Roots of Jotaro Saito

Many of you probably already know about JOTARO SAITO, a kimono brand from Kyoto which I reported about previously. (At Tokyo Fashion Week & The store) 着物好きやブログを読んでる皆さんはJOTARO SAITOと言う着物ブランドを知ってますよね? 今回はこのブランドの歴史を紐解いてみたいと思います。 (前回の記事:東京コレクション & 絹磨xJOTARO SAITOの紹介) JOTARO SAITO actually comes from a traditional line of kimono artisans in Kyoto. His father Saito Sansai also designs kimono (and revolutionised the industry already before Jotaro) and also Sansai has a father who started the kimono dyeing initially. 斉藤上太郎さんは京都の伝統的な着物デザイナーの三代目です。上太郎さんのお父様、斉藤三才さんも着物デザイナーとして活躍し、三才さんのお父様は着物のデザインや染めを始めました。 斉藤家の歴史を少し紹介してみます: Let's take a look into the history of the Saito line: First...

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