The largest selection available outside of Japan of women's, men's, children's & geisha's kimonos plus beautiful haori kimono jackets, obi, geta, zori and a varied array of Japanese art, dolls, textiles, Buddhist, Shinto and other Japanese items - you can search for any word or phrase in this glossary by going to Edit/Find in your browser's menu (shortcut Ctrl F).In IE a search box will open, in Firefox the search box appears on a grey bar on the very bottom left of the browser window and in Google Chrome it is at the top right of the window.In men's kimono, it may be decorated fancifully, as a tradition dating back to times in which fine fabrics for outerwear were controlled by law, and so wealthy men would invest in ornate linings in order to show off their wealth to others in situations such as changing at the bath house. Because it is made of a 1/4 width of the bolt, it is the same width as the okumi (see below), but is folded in half when the kimono is donned in order to provide extra stiffness.Some modern kimono have snaps in the back of the eri to help hold it folded in half, while yukata or thin kimono such as Ro or Sha weaves may have the collars sewn into the folded position. Sure, many popular Western clothing brands are hopping on this new trend of selling “kimono robes” or “kimono jackets”. They’re chic and stylish, and comfy to boot for lounging around in.However, these are not nemaki, they’re not yukata, and they’re certainly not kimono.Since 1960, clothes have been required to carry labels saying the fiber content (with percentages) and place of manufacture.
I was attending one of Cameron Silver’s vintage events for Jean Paul Gaultier in London and we started chatting about possibly doing something for the kimono dress. A., we agreed that we should have an event to celebrate the dress’s 10-year anniversary and to reintroduce the history of our kimono, which really put Single on the map as a company. There is a long-standing history of the kimono dress, dating back to ancient Japan, and even the loose, more fluid kimono dresses of the ‘70s. for 26 years and the city never ceases to amaze and inspire me. A., like walking through LACMA, taking a drive through Silver Lake, or having breakfast on Sunset. I feel it’s time to bring the dress back because it’s been absent from the fashion scene for about 10 to 12 years. Tags: Bohemian, Bohemian Dresses, Decades, Kimono, L. When we first launched it ten years ago, we sold over 50,000 different versions.