The collaboration of clothing designers from two different nations can spark interesting new designs based on old styles. The Japanese love kimonos, for example, which have vibrant colors and designs. Kimonos have existed for centuries in Japanese culture.
The new T-Kimono design provides an update to the classic kimono design. A clothing designer and tailor from Norway named T-Michael teamed up with a Japanese company called Y. & Sons to create the T-Kimono. It mixes the outline of the classic kimono with the minimalist style found in Scandinavia. Because of this, the T-Kimono has no patterns but instead, they have lots of gray and blue colors.
The fabric of the T-Kimono is mostly wool and it adds extra weight that gives it a draping effect over the body. All the curves are structured and all the lines are clean too. It will remind you of a tailored suit that you’d find in Western cultures. However, the T-Kimono has a loose fit to it just like a traditional kimono. The mixture of these two culture designs and aesthetics gives a result that is something great.
The T-Kimono is marketed at young men because of its minimalistic style and hues. These kimonos will not be for sale until October 2017. Look for them at Y. & Sons at that time.
Designer and tailor T. Michael (left) and Takayuki Yajima, the director of Y. & Sons