Lucky Full-Length Kimono
by Clare Frost
LUCKY in love? Well, this hand-blockprinted paper-thin silk crepe de chine will certainly have the heart pumping.
Kimonos follow traditional yukata lines and are a generous fit to wrap around you. Ones size fits most. Hand-stitched hems. Kimono is 132cm/52″ long from shoulder.
Tie belt included.
Dry clean only.
Handmade in Gujarat, India.
Shipping: Ships from USA. Enter NEWSWHISTLE during checkout for free shipping!
About Clare Frost:
Clare was sent from Castello di Potentino to work as an assistant to photographer, ethnographer, and textile collector Josephine Powell, who instilled in her an appreciation of the beauty and complexity of traditional textiles and the people who made them.
Later, working for the antiques textiles expert and textile designer Elizabeth Hewitt, of Istanbul’s Tulu Textiles, Clare travelled to India and Uzbekistan, deepening her excitement about the infinite possibilities of color, texture, and handwork.
Clare has worked with a foundation in Kabul to develop and teach design and product development courses to young, talented women from all over Afghanistan. She also travels to India to work with block printers and talented tailors and works with shoemakers, jewelers, tailors, and other artisans in Istanbul.
Constantly dreaming up clothing and fabrics and more inspired by traditional textiles and crafts and taught by the people who make them, Clare also collects vintage and antique pieces.
Her work has been featured in NewsWhistle (Hong Kong), Brownbook (Dubai), Lonny, Veranda (USA), Elle Décor, Maison Française (Turkey), and House & Garden (UK).