The History of the Kimono
The word “kimono”, which means “thing to wear” (ki = “wear” and mono = “thing”) originates from the Japanese Edo period of 1615-1868. The primary consumers of the kimono were the samurai and the design itself – the T-shape – has changed very little over the centuries. A simple design with straight-seams that is commonly wide at the wrist.
Taking inspiration from its iconic form we’ve added these elements to some of our collection, mixing it with beautiful modern fabrics in contemporary styles.
How to wear it…
Easy and versatile, the Kimono trend has come a long way from its more traditional days, cementing itself as a wardrobe staple for all occasions. This season, we’ve interpreted the kimono’s features through our linen and silk collections, incorporating modern kimono sleeves into our dresses, jackets and tops.
Cut from 100% lustrous silk, this unlined kimono top features a horizontal stripe print, painted by our in-house artist. For a relaxed everyday look, look, wear it with a wide leg cropped trouser and our chunky Lorna espadrille.
Our kaftan dress features a plunge V-neckline, wide kimono sleeves and a self-tie fabric belt to cinch in the waist. Take it from day to night with a block heel mule and a metallic gold pouch.
The Cady kimono jacket is constructed from a heavy silk, perfect for a modern eveningwear look, worn over a classic LBD with a statement shoe.
Discover our selection of kimono inspired pieces.