The Kimono Series

The Kimono Series: Part 7

Hello everyone!

It’s Saturday and it’s time for another fashion sketch! This one took me a while to get right, especially the pose, but because I found the kimono itself fun and modern, I decided to leave quite light and fun too.

Recently I’ve written a post on oversized hoodies (click here to check it out) and it connects nicely to this kimono sketch. The minute I saw this kimono I thought “sporty”! That’s why she’s stretching and getting ready for a morning run in her comfy oversized hoodie and colourful trainers! Have a look:

What do you think? Would you wear this look? Let me know in the comments!

Ines

The Kimono Series

The Kimono Series: Part 5

Hey everyone,

It’s Saturday and, as you know, it’s time for another fashion sketch! I must confess though, this is my least favourite sketch so far, and it took me such a long time to finish because I just wasn’t happy with it.

In the end I was able to finish it, but I just don’t love this kind of look, and maybe that’s why I couldn’t quite enjoy it? Either that or trying to recreate the pattern on the kimono! Anyway, here’s the original kimono that inspired this look and the look itself:

So, what do you think? Would you wear this look? Let me know in the comments below!

Ines

The Kimono Series

The Kimono Series: Part 4

Hey everyone, how’s it going?

Here it is people! Another kimono series sketch! This one I quite enjoyed because the kimono itself has a very unusual combination of colours. At least to me, they are colours I’d never put together ever! Check it out:

I decided to use a shirt dress, as I am in love with those (check out my post on the subject here) and to match it with a top on top. That is such a popular thing to do here in Japan! Put a spaghetti strap top on top of t-shirts, dresses, shirts, anything! I’ll definitely write a post on those at some point.

So, what do you think? Would you wear this look? Let me know in the comments!

Ines

The Kimono Series

The Kimono Series: Part 3

Hey everyone! How’s it going?

So, as promised, here’s another update on the Kimono series of sketches I’ve been working on. As usual, here’s the kimono that inspired this look and the look itself (which ties nicely with my recent post on dungarees! Check it out here.):

What do you think? Would you wear this look? Let me know in the comments!

Have a great weekend!

Ines

The Kimono Series

The Kimono Series

Another thing you might not know about me is that I have an illustration degree. For reasons that I’m not going to get into here, I haven’t been able to draw for a few years but recently I’ve been slowly getting back into it. To be completely honest, I’ve been debating whether or not it would be a good idea to share my drawings online, because it might ruin all my progress. But then I threw caution to the wind and thus this post came to be

This is something I’ve been working on during my year in Japan, which is almost finished. I was blown away by all the patterns in kimonos and yukatas. The variety is endless! But what really inspired me was the colour combinations I found.

Japan has a great eye for colours and they end up with palettes we westerners would never dare to wear! And that’s why I started this series of drawings! I wanted to bring these patterns and colour combinations to the modern fashion world.

So I went on Pinterest, as one does, and pinned all the kimonos, yukatas and hakamas I could find and have slowly been transforming them into modern looks. Every Saturday I’ll share a look with you side by side with the piece that inspired it.

Without any further ado, here is the first sketch in the series that really started it all:

What do you think? Would you wear this look?

Let me know in the comments!

Ines