若草色の結城紬にインドシルクチェックの帯 #japan #tokyo #kimono #obi #tsumugi #着物 #きもの #紬 #帯
Those tartan patterns for obi (and kimono and accessories) are as hot as firecrackers right now in the more modern kimono shops. This is one place where Americans and westerners can do DIY like crazy (go to fabric store, pick up several yards/meters of cute plaids and get to sewing)
This reminds me. I have a cute plain plaid fabric lying around that I bought to make a kimono from.
Keukenhof, The Netherlands, 2014
How about some Western celebrities in kimono? (As a note, many Japanese are happy to see foreign people wearing their traditional clothing: website comments for all of these looks were “She’s so cute!” “He’s so cool!” etc.)
From the top: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Jackson (BAD era), Natalie Portman (The Professional/Leon era), Selena Gomez, Janet Jackson, Avril Lavigne, and Reese Witherspoon.
OMG Benedict Cumberbatch O___O
Mod1: While this kimono is very standard in motif size, desaturated violet with bright pink colors, sprinkled design, very generalized ‘swoosh’ pattern across the kimono and light cream/pink zori, everything ABOVE the waist is going straight into 2014 and not looking back!
That obi, a deep maroon with lime and peach circles, directly matches NOTHING in the kimono. But the lime is a near opposite to the bright pink background, and the maroon is a darker version of the pink as well— keeping everything in the same color family. The fluffy obiage also brings bright pink back into the obi area and tricks it into matching.
I really like the red collar edge on the kimono and the blue tone in the juban collar, which bring some cooler tones toward the model’s face instead of a barrage of pink. The hair accessory (kanzashi), which is like a hat, also plays a great role in balancing this powerfully bright coordination.
Toukyou shoujo 東京少女 (Tokyo Girl) poster
Director : Konaka Kazuya 小中和哉 - 2008