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Why can’t fashion get enough of kimonos

Updated: Jun 14, 2021

In Japanese, the word kimono simply translates to the thing to wear. A fitting name considering that kimonos are revered for their timeless simplicity and wonderfully clean, minimalist lines. These are just some elements that continue inspiring designers the world over.




The history of kimonos dates back over a thousand years, and though much less popular now in their traditional form, they still remain Japan’s most iconic and culturally significant garments. Often considered to be symbols of status and wealth, as well as family history, kimonos are worn in Japan today for highly formal occasions and celebrations, such as weddings.


The history of kimonos dates back over a thousand years, and though much less popular now in their traditional form, they still remain Japan’s most iconic and culturally significant garments. .”

Contemporary designers often look to different cultures for inspiration, and that’s exactly how the kimono and its distinctive cut have made their way onto international runways. The loose silhouettes and voluminous sleeves allow for femininity to express itself in a more subtle, distinguished way, while still offering comfort and wearability – something that unfortunately can’t be said about kimonos in their traditional iteration, as these are famously tricky to put on and wear.


The kimono cut is simple, yet carries with it a certain gravitas, which is perhaps what continues to draw in fashion mavens from around the world. We’re certainly not the only ones to give in to the appeal of this historical silhouette, reinterpreting it with lightweight materials that give you – the wearer – the option to look elegant and nonchalant at the same time.

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