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Sean on Oct 1, 20195 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love the fabrics sent to me. I requested certain colours etc as well and the fabrics were chosen carefully for me. I really appreciate the effort and service. Thank you so much, will definitely be buying more!!!
Harry on May 24, 20195 out of 5 stars
The kimono fabric pieces are beautiful with a wide variety of patterns and colors. Melanie was prompt in sending my order but postal issues delayed my order a bit. Was happily surprised when it came!
Ursula on Apr 1, 20195 out of 5 stars
A really beautiful selection of fabrics - lovely inspiration to create, and even nicer to know that they were once something else.
Courtney on Oct 9, 20185 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous! Such a lovely selection, so delicate. Invokes the beauty of the former garments. Thankyou
How Kimono Reincarnate Began
I fell in love with Japanese Kimono fabrics when I first went to Japan. I love their design, their colours and the symbolism of the motifs used. I would watch in awe women in the streets when they were dressed in the traditional wear. To me, it’s like seeing a fine piece of artwork moving through the everyday scene.
Sadly, my curvy body shape doesn’t match well with straight lines of the Kimono. Still I greedily wanted a share of these lush textiles. That was how Kimono Reincarnate was born.
I seek out these gorgeous textiles and turn them into items that can be more easily used everyday. I give new life to fabrics that time has passed by. Much of my collection was gathered at antique markets and specialist secondhand stores during the six years I was living in Japan. I now travel to Japan each year to purchase more fabric and to soak in the inspiration all around.
As each piece of kimono fabric I use is either vintage or antique, the resulting piece handmade by myself from it is unique. I love to hold the fabric and imagine the life it has lead in the past before I breathe a new life, its second life, into it.
The Kimono Reincarnate range has continued to develop and expand as I'm influenced by not just the traditional but also the Japanese "kawaii" (Japanese word for "cute"), and the fresh, original fashions found on the streets of Tokyo.
Owner, Designer, Creator
I lived in Japan for six years which is where my Japanese obsession and inspiration comes from. I'm also inspired by the gorgeous skies, mountains and bush that I see outside my window and through my town in the Glass House Mountains.
Cards are photographs or illustrations of mine professionally printed by Moo to create the best quality cards.