In a letter on June 28, Daisaku Kadokawa, mayor of Kyoto, asked Kardashian to reconsider her decision to use the name for her brand, describing it as “a fruit of craftsmanship” that “truly symbolizes the beauty, spirits and values of [the] Japanese.”
Kim Kardashian has announced that she is changing the name of her controversial shapewear collection amid an unrelenting public backlash.
Initially called “Kimono Solutionwear,“ the new brand faced criticism online immediately after the TV reality show star unveiled it on her social media accounts on June 25.
You can go camping while wearing a kimono thanks to the newly released Japanese apparel from Snow Peak in partnership with Kimono Yamato.
Fancy some ready-to-wear retro kimono at home? A Japanese fashion brand’s new line of cozy kimono-style outfits has become a massive hit, reaching over four times its goal at a local crowdfunding site in Japan.
Featuring four beautiful new “loose hakama” roomwear, the latest collection from Mocolle retains the sensuality the brand is known for.
Kimonos are the new wedding gowns, y’all.
If you haven’t heard yet, the trend appears to have sprung from a Japanese company called The Oriental Wasou, which claims to have “helped many beautiful brides succeed, in their fairytale fantasy, on their very special day.”
“I was inspired to make this piece after getting into the streetwear community and learning about designers like Rick Owens and Rei Kawakubo, who integrate traditional clothing into avant-garde streetwear,” Caulfield told Nextshark. She also mentioned that she didn’t name the piece, made out of men’s dress shirts and boxer shorts, but that netizens have lovingly termed the garment the “kilt-mono”.
Wafrica’s kimono collections, which heavily feature African designs on the traditional Japanese garment, are fine examples of an artistic fusion of cultures done right.
Cameroonian Serge Mouangue and Japanese kimono designer Kururi have successfully blended both culture’s aesthetics in the new line of kimonos by making use of Africa’s striking motifs and colorful patterns.