Day 5: MERMAID
Here’s what you want to do with your modern/vintage look!
Long haori are very old-fashioned, as in the 1920’s-30’s, but have made a strong comeback in polyester from modern designers.
The combination of fur purse with fluffy white scarf and knitted hat and rough-looking gloves, bouncing those textures through the coordination WITH a perfectly balanced violet blue and ochre yellow has me absolutely enthralled. This is a 5-star coordination in my book. You could wear boots with this, earrings, or lace gloves. Under the kimono you could wear leggings or pants (I’ve seen it!) and even a sweater for warmth! There is almost no limit to how many layers you can wear UNDER it. Brilliant colors here.
the light linework around the circular design on the haori echoes the lines in the kimono design very well. Rich blue with desaturated green is an interesting idea!
Koi obi with traditional water motif in turquoise and grey on white.
This would pair beautifully with any warm color for contrast, or a cool color for adult-like color schemes.
Saw this on a tree the other day and was like whaaa
I don’t come across many horse designs in kimono so it’s great to see this obi!
Antique silk, 31,500 yen from Antique Kimono Yaya.
The gold AND silver make this obi rather formal, though it’s still “just” a Nagoya obi (thus not suitable for furisode use). The appliqued brushwork is classic and energetic, and this rich dark indigo is a really classy color. I wish it wasn’t 31,500 yen.
The sparse sakura petals make this a spring seasonality.