Kimono, once simply a word for “clothing”, has, over time, become more. It has evolved into a term defining a culture and personifying a nation. But how does this ancient form of dress and the culture that it symbolises fit into a 21st-century world?
Kimono Jack events have spread across the globe as groups of people who share a love of fusion fashion gather to celebrate the kimono style and all that it encompasses.
Now we are part of the evolution of this 8th-century style and we invite others to join us and add to the legacy of this movement.
A word on the inspiration for Kimono Jack editorial from photographer Nick Dale – I’ve always had a love of the many varied styles in Japan, particularly the kimono, which I have seen depicted in many fantastic works by artists such as Jeremiah Ketner. I began to wonder how this fashion might play with the younger generation. I was particularly keen to mix in some contemporary high street elements to create styles that would prove a relevant and valid part of the fashion narrative for modern youth, and in turn, introduce them to the joy, colour and history these garments bring.
Editorial Crew Credits:
Photographer: Nick Dale @nick.dale
Styling: Yi Jen, Hsieh @hsiehyijen
Makeup: David Hynes @davidhynesmakeup
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Kimono Jack Editorial Photography by Nick Dale – All rights reserved.
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