Our clothing is known for its beautiful fabrics, fine workmanship and timelessly chic style.
Our customers seek an individualized look which is wearable, flattering and speaks to their daily needs. By using vintage Japanese kimono fabrics, contemporary Japanese textiles from NUNO and other fine fabrics we can offer a unique variety of fabrics and a wide assortment of styles to suit every customer.
Each piece is one-of-a-kind and made in our store in Kansas City. Available ready-to-wear or by special order, the clothes can be seen in our store or at our trunk shows across the country. Our use of Vintage kimono fabrics — bought one-by-one by us in Japan —allow you the privilege of wearing a unique garment. We also make one-of-kind fabrics using the remnants of vintage kimono. Woven contemporary fabrics from Nuno in Tokyo lend texture and further variety to our garments. Italian and other luxurious textiles round out the collection. We buy these fabrics in limited quantities, so they are often available in alternate sizes or shapes.
Above: Six vintage kimono fabrics having been taken apart, inspected for flaws and clipped to indicate the garment to be made.
Above: Kate laying a pattern onto a bold silk kimono fabric — patterns hanging in the background.
Above: Swatches of contemporary fabrics with an instruction sheet for a customer's special order.
Above: View of the design area in our store.