Kimonos aren’t just the hit of the summer, they’re the hit of the past five centuries.
Literally translating as ‘thing to wear’, this fierce-looking garment stands out thanks to its peculiar and bold T shape design. But if this symbol of traditional Japanese culture is so enduring, it’s not just because it makes any woman look sharp, it’s also because the pattern carries formidable meaning.
By showing you when best to rock your kimono, the design is here to help you keep your fashion game on point. Butterflies and cherry blossoms are intended for spring, while watery designs are meant for summer, bamboo, pine trees and plum blossoms are reserved for winter, and the russet leaf of the Japanese maple is for autumn.
But the most fascinating thing about kimonos are the colours. Dyes are seen to embody the spirit of the plants from which they are extracted. Blue, from the indigo plants used to treat bites and stings, will then repel all nasty snakes and insects for you. Who knew your outfit could be so damn powerful?
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