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Summer Yukata 浴衣

夏 With the heat upon us and with spending more time outdoors, what could be better than wearing absolute comfort throughout the summer.

YU-KA-TA – 浴衣

A yukata is a summer unlined Kimono usually made of cotton, literally meaning “bathing cloth”. Worn by men and women with straight-cut fabric and wide sleeves. With a bout of good weather, they can be seen worn all over Japan. Their versatile, adaptable, stylish and comfortable form making them popular with all generations, and flattering for all body shapes. They are designed to wrap around your body as opposed to western clothing that is cut to fit your body. The Yukata is folded left over right and tied in place with an Obi or a sash as is included with each Kimono Oi Yukata.

INDIGO & POP!

There are new unisex additions to both our collections such as our hand-painted indigo to pattern our cotton Indigo Yukata. Our Pop line comprises of lightweight printed natural cotton and thicker striped cotton for snug home comfort. Each Yukata comes with a matching sash and built-in pockets for added function. View the collection by clicking on the images below.

Yukata cotton

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Happi Working – the philosophy of everyday wear for everyone.

We have made a traditional work jacket for a modern lifestyle. The Indigo Happi is for lovers of simple functionality. This understated piece is perfect for everyday use.

Steve Jobs once commissioned Issey Miyake to help him design a uniform for Apple. Thinking it would help create a sense of team unity, what came out of it however was a uniform for Steve and his signature turtleneck and jeans look was born. Jobs’ autobiography reads – “That’s what I wear, I have enough to last for the rest of my life.”

There is a no-fuss, practical, no distraction mantra to having an everyday garment in your wardrobe. Something simple and functional for minimal distraction and focus.

Happi History

Ideal for modern living, the Happi is a short length kimono akin to a jacket. It has a rich history as an item for all – from the working class to the wealthy, men and women. The jacket has a large role being used for uniform, becoming protective workwear for labourers and even firefighters who would embellish their designs to the garment.

Now more of a fashion statement than workwear, it is worn at festivals and is very popular as a comfortable, carefree and everyday jacket.

The Happi’s role as a uniform lives on with many companies, film production teams and restaurants outfitting their staff in matching Happi to give group unity.

Kimono Oi Classic Indigo Happi

When designing we looked at creating something simple and purposeful but unique at the same time. We have introduced our Classic Happi with purpose – to be unisex and for everyone, and to be functional with two large pockets that contrast the dark indigo lapel. Built-in ties neatly secure the garment together or hang out of sight when not in use.

The Happi is made from hand-dyed linen with a beautiful indigo painted silk lining.

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Kimono Ơi Pops Up! #1 Soma

Kimono Ơi has held a #checkout #tryon #takehome event at Soma Saigon. It was a great pleasure and opportunity to invite everyone to try our Kimonos on in person. It was a fun and successful event with happy new Kimono Oi owners. Check out the gallery below!

Soma is one of the cities great bar and events spaces with delicious, seasonal & healthy food provided by Chef Rohan of The Green Box.