Have you ever heard of the Japanese kimono? It is a traditional Japanese garment, and the national dress of Japan. Generally T-shaped, the kimono is wrapped from back to front and is constructed primarily of rectangular pieces of fabric with little tailoring as it sits in a flattering flat way on the body.
Although still worn today in modern Japan, artists from all over the world are re-imagining the kimono as pieces of art to suit the current times.
Now, we are presenting the Kimono Jacket, made of materials bought here in local New York stores and inspired by New York outerwear. Created by aspiring Japanese designer Kaho Iwaki, the Kimono Jacket is dressed in the traditional kimono shape with its big square sleeves and distinctive collar. The jacket is meant to keep the wearer both warm and fashionable, while expressing the unique shape of the Japanese kimono.
Participants are invited to try on the original Kimono Jacket at our January 11th event. We will also offer free photoshoot options if participants are interested!