Tag - Kyoto

「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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「京都で着物撮影」Kimono photoshoots in Kyoto

At the beginning of this month I went to Kyoto for some work and photo shoots. お仕事や撮影のため、京都へ行ってまいりました。 Well, and once there I also have to eat all the delicious things in my favourite restaurants. Like eel, yuba and warabimochi.. まっ、でもやはり京都って美味しい食品の多い街ですので、色々食べたくなるわ(笑) 京都に行くと大体行ってるお店も決まってるし。うなぎや湯葉、そしてわらび餅も大好きです。 This kimono was actually handed down to me from my husbands grandma. I love it! The patterns are so unusual. Wearing it with a modern lace obi and my self-made union jack obidome. この着物は旦那のおばあちゃんに頂いたものです。柄は特別でとても気に入りです。 「gle縞」モダンのレース帯と合わせた着物コーデです。ユニオンジャックの帯留めは手作り。 I was super careful to not catch a cold, but over night...

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Fashion Week Tokyo AW16/17 – JOTARO SAITO

Today I went to see the new AW 16/17 kimono collection of JOTARO SAITO from Kyoto. After seeing his show last year, I was super excited about his new line of designs. Especially that he creates slightly "darker" kimono is what I love and the fact that he combines the very traditional art of wafuku with modern designs or small modern modifications which are not too much. 今日は着物デザイナー JOTARO SAITO(斉藤上太郎)の新コレクション秋冬16/17を見に行ってきました。 去年のショーを見てから大ファンになり、新しいデザイン着物をみるのは楽しみすぎました。斉藤さんのダークなデザインや伝統的とモダンのミックスはとても素敵です。   For today I picked a dark green antique tsukesage kimono with an...

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Autumn in Kyoto

Due to business I had the chance to get back to Kyoto earlier than expected. Also an awesome and timely coincidence that my best Tokyo and kimono friend was in Kyoto at the exact same time so one day we could meet and  wear kimono together. My outfit consists of my favourite antique yellow silk komon a blue rather modern Nagoya obi and a vibrant antique haori jacket. The style of my friend features a black komon with pink plum blossoms...

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