Tag - modern kimono

「デザイン草履」SALZ Tokyo Zouri

Last autumn I designed and had my own and first SALZ Tokyo zouri sandals made. After testing them several months I'm still super excited, so I wanted to properly show them here: 数ヶ月前、初めてのデザイン草履を作って頂いたぁ〜 SALZ Tokyoの初オリジナル草履だわ! 回数、履いた上で、ちゃんと紹介したいと思います: Even it sounds like what everybody would say who made their own item - they are genuinely the most comfy and favourite zouri I own now!! At first I was a little concerned if I went too overboard with the high wedge design but surprisingly they are super lightweight...

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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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Kimono Rock Tokyo

Yesterday I went to Kimono Rock Tokyo, a 3 day pop up store event (10th 11th and 12th of June 2016) in Harajuku featuring cool modern kimono brands. 着物ロック東京へ行ってきました☆ 原宿である「スペースさくら」三日間の着物イベント(2016年6月10〜12日)でした。 The kimono brand Rumi Rock hosts this fun get together sometimes and always invites fun and popular modern kimono brands. (See my post from last year: https://www.salz-tokyo.com/kimono-rock-tokyo/ ) This season Modern Antenna, Rumi Rock, iroca, yuminique, high calorie otome and more joined. ルミロックはいつも素晴らしいモダン着物の人気ブランドを集め、カッコイイ着物イベントを見せます。 (前回のレポートはこちら: https://www.salz-tokyo.com/kimono-rock-tokyo/ ) 今回もモダンアンテナ、ルミロック、イロカ、ハイカロリイオトメとその他は素敵な商品を紹介しました。 Let's start in chronological order. First my outfit for the day: A yellow...

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Robe Japonica – Designer mens kimono

A few months ago I stumbled over this new shop in Harajuku which drew my attention due to a kimono being displayed right at the entrance. I bumped my friend in the side and pulled her into said shop which turned out to be a next level mens kimono design boutique! Robe Japonica The first sight after entering were see through geta (Japanese sandals) made of plexiglass aka. acrylic. I remembered that those already sparked my interest on Twitter, but I didn't...

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Kimono Rock Tokyo

Last week I went to see several brands at the Kimono Rock Tokyo event. My favourite kimono brands, Modern Antenna, Rumi Rock and Choko were having a joint pop up shop together with iroca and a mens kimono designer I forgot the name of. (Pardon me!) In arrangement for the “Rock” title I selected a cool and modern kimono coordinate consisting of a silver & black polka dot silk komon paired with a wine red Nagoya obi with some black lace like...

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