We’re back on American soil, our minds bursting at the seams with all the creativity and beauty Asia had to offer us in all categories. From coffee shops to toilets, there isn’t a single item that we weren’t inspired to see differently and more inventively than before we left. Which is the exact strategy that Lia from Tokyo Kaleidoscope takes with her custom-made clothing. She turns gorgeous old kimono into brand new frocks, jumpsuits, culottes, tanks… all in cuts and styles that feel like next season’s designs, but ones that your grandchildren will be fighting over when you’re long gone. How do you find that balance? This woman has officially blown my mind.
We spent a gray spring day in her sweet little Tokyo neighborhood, shooting some of her new pieces for your viewing pleasure. This stuff looks, feels, and wears like an instant classic (that red dress?! How does that live on the same planet as my scuffed up Chucks?). Pour yourself a hump day cup of afternoon coffee and bask in the world of Tokyo Kaleidoscope for a minute, you’ve earned it.
(Also, WHAT LUCK– she and I just happen to be the same exact size, and I did a little shopping damage straight out of her closet when we finished shooting… I highly encourage you to hop on her website, drool over her beautiful work, and get some of this custom vintage for your own self… and send us your photos! We want to see what you get!)
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