Hundrets of colourful, full of patterns vintage kimono are just arrived from Japan.
Sonoe Sugawara, a London-based vintage kimono dealer and owner of Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage, which showcases the world of vintage & antique kimono.
The name is a play on the Japanese expression, Furuki Yo-Kimono (ãµãããããã®) which means âgood old thingsâ. Sonoe has been collecting vintage kimono for years and has become a source for Western kimono lovers including designers of some of the worldâs leading fashion brands.
The main collection of her kimonos are from 1920-30s pre-war period known in Japan as the Taisho period and Japanese Art Deco period when Western modernism mingled with Japanese tradition. Most kimono can be unisex, reversible and very much wearable for many occasions. Some materials and techniques used in vintage kimono are hard to find in modern kimono or are much higher in price, because of the exquisite workmanship involving much greater time and effort. Vintage kimono can be regarded as wearable works of art. The most important thing is to just enjoy wearing kimono.
This is her only pop-up shop before the Christmas to and a rare opportunity to experience her kimonos closely for a longer period.
Make the most of the vintage kimono world here.