Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Momo Kimono Mania!!!

Meet the Makers of Modern Kimono
 Tuesday Scarves and Saltaire Life at Momo
Saturday, August 26th from 3:00 - 5:30
Kimono is making a comeback! In an easy, wearable way. Pop it over jeans and a tee by day, or drape it over the little black dress at night for a confident style statement. To prove our point, we've invited two designers to share the merits of their contemporary kimono: Rian Robison of Tuesday Scarves and Jancy Quinn of Saltaire Life. Meet both these local lovelies at Momo Kimono Mania!

Hand-dyed Tuesday Scarves kimono

Tuesday Scarves
Made right here in the International District, each kimono is hand-sewn of lightweight rayon and hand-dyed with professional-quality fiber reactive dyes in a variety of custom-mixed colors and original patterns. The minimalist shape creates a beautiful drape, and the rectangular cut produces little to no material waste by utilizing whole pieces of fabric without scraps from corners and irregular cuts. 

Flowy, feminine florals from Tuesday Scarves
Inspired by a recent trip to Paris, and a love of Japanese textiles, Rian spent the last year and a half researching, experimenting and developing the original dye techniques featured in her latest line. Each piece is created from scratch at her Tuesday Scarves studio and storefront at 608 Maynard Avenue South next to Bush Garden.

Vintage kimono redux from Saltaire Life
Saltaire Life
East meets West in this line of authentic vintage kimonos embellished with dramatic and whimsical patches and artwork. Each kimono is a one-of-a-kind statement piece, with new offerings released every week.

A gallery of varieties from Saltaire Life

Saltaire Life was started by childhood best friends, one on the east coast and one on the west. The name Saltaire is a word, or not a word – it is a town from 1850's England, home to several textile mills, and it's the feeling you get when you breathe in fresh ocean air. Saltaire Life is dedicated to curating and creating custom offerings based on a love of textiles, apparel and sustainability.

Whichever kimono you crave, come and see the show during Hai! Japantown. There’s more fun to come, watch our blog or check Japantown Seattle on Facebook for future information. Ja Matta!

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