Friday, October 7, 2016

A Modern Tweak for My Vintage Kimono

I love my vintage 1960's era kimono. I was immediately smitten with the colorful embroidered pheonix on the back and had it shipped to me directly from Japan. However, I wanted a closure option.

I decided to add my rarely-worn (worn one time in more than five years) Gucci obi belt. I loved the knotted detail of the braided leather ties on the back, so that's the section I added from the belt.

I totally love the results.

The front view of the original kimono

The back view

Closeup of the Gucci obi add-on