Kiiro constantly strive to make beautiful art pieces that can adorn your walls or be worn. Viewing the garment as a canvas and a useful functional item, we create wearable art and other apparel. Through the continuation of a deep artistic life and constant refinement, our creations bridge simple necessity and the collectors love of art and beauty.
Across artwork, homewear and fashion, our passionate use and maintenance of our indigo vat allows us to create unique and limited run artwork and garments. The artists’ love of craft, respect for material and use of natural resources mixed with modern design, creates the indigo collection.
Our pop line is the visual representation of the optimism that guided us to start Oi – now Kiiro. With an accessible range of reversible jackets, kimono and pants, we apply practical elements and clever designs to our commercial range.
Ideas masterialise when there is a valid need, In 2020 we actioned ideas that had been brewing for many years. With all the ingredients ready to go and with time to cultivate, it became evident and possible that combining the skills and experiences of Lilly and Tom, we were able to incorporate the business.
Kiiro is inspired by our deep innate love and respect for south East Asian and Japanese aesthetics and culture. Founded by artists and designers Lilly Wong and Tom Scrimgeour.
Everything we do is hands-on, designing with empathy for the end user and making connections with them. “A life by design” we are a lifestyle company that believes a good life requires good design, and by making conscientious decisions, provide desirable items that last.
Lilly Wong is a British textile designer and artist. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in Textile Design with a BA Hons degree, and has spent over two decades working across creative disciplines in many fields such as fashion, art consultancy, photography and art education. Now, during the lockdowns of 2020, she has come full circle with her love and passion for textiles and traditional Asian aesthetics by launching a clothing and lifestyle brand – Oi now Kiiro. “I feel the time has come to return home; playing, manipulating fabrics and constructing art textile pieces, which also serve as functional products to be used”. Since her art education began, Lilly has been in love with Japanese tradition, aesthetic and philosophy. Lilly was born in Vietnam, the motherland she returned to in 2016, where she discovered an abundance of resources at her disposal. She found natural indigo being grown and raw silk being woven. These are among any textile artist’s dreams. It is no wonder Lilly ended up back in Asia, after a lifelong obsession with eastern philosophy and art, it seems fate has done its good work. Lilly is thrilled her passions now exist and can be understood in a tangible and physical way through her creations.
To do what one loves, is a humbling and wonderful feeling.
Many blessing have come out of recent years including the opportunity to learn and pick up where I left off creatively. Siding up with Lilly was a huge part of this process. She had all the ingredients there waiting for us to start and has been a constant support and teacher. Where I bring patience to our creative and business partnership, together we bring energy and persuasion to drive us into the right place.
I relish and enjoy the tangible physical world and take our fragile world and nature as my inspiration. As a trained chef, I love cooking, and am deeply inspired by Japanese design principles and culture. Content in the countryside of my native England and Europe, I am part based in Vietnam and thrilled to contribute to making beautiful art and items. Kiiro is an expression of a deep love of craft and arts. It blends the minimal, the functional and the beauty with time tested methods to bring wearable art to everyone.
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The Ancient Indigo Vat magically transfers timeless blue dye onto fabric. We maintain our own vats, dyeing our fabrics in this beautiful fashion.
With an emphasis on technique and a quality finish, each garment is handmade by our small and highly experienced team in Saigon, meeting international high quality export standards.
Dyed and painted by the artist’s hands – Lilly Wong and Tom Scrimgeour. A multi-disciplinary approach utilises art techniques onto fabrics that you can wear. All are made in our workshop.
Functional, original, beautiful, comfortable garments and accessories designed by Kimono Oi, expressing love and deep respect for Japanese design.
Textiles are sourced locally, utilising resources available in Vietnam. This includes natural cotton, linen and handwoven silk that take on our Indigo designs.
We work with wonderful people across the world to get our Kimono and accessories to you. Our online store is an easy way to purchase. We are always searching for new people to work with so please get in touch! Your order can be tracked worldwide and we are here to personally answer any questions and support your purchase.
B2B: We sell consignment and wholesale across the United Kingdom. Please contact us directly for wholesale support and prices – email@example.com