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 [...]
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 [...]
SALZ Tokyo styled and contributed one kimono outfit for the Uber Dandy Kimono Fashion Show in the UK.
h.NAOTO The final day of Fashion Week I went to see the show of h.NAOTO in a warehouse like location in Chiba. Starting off with beautiful renaissance like goth dresses h.NAOTO tapped right into what one would expect. I was actually more surprised to see many ready to be worn simple print shirts and simple coats to be presented. This SS16 has Naoto experimenting with print graphics (the tights were just wonderful!) and military style. Also he put more detail on accessories [...]
Hey lovelies, Sorry for the long absence. I will try to catch up with some posts about the past weeks. First of all I would like to show you the new SALZ Tokyo Haori Jacket I made. A Haori is a Japanese style Jacket usually to be worn over a kimono, however I like to mix old with new and break up traditions, so I designed this Haori to be more of a retro pop version. The fabric features old vintage phones saying [...]