Brand to Watch: Koromo Kyoto

As we blogged about the other day, the recent Rin Tinaka Inspiration show was its usual hotbed of denim talent; both emerging and established. Takana’s show attracts some amazing international brands and he’s always on the search for directional global brands to add to the line-up.

One such name we discovered at the recent Long Beach show was Koromo Kyoto from Japan. They specialize in textiles that originate from their hometown of Kyoto, namely ancient boro and sashiko craft and kimono-inspired silhouettes. The company is actually a multi-brand operation that includes the sub brands Koromo, Koromo Hime, Aruji Koromo,  Oni Koromo and KRM, each brand has a slightly different product but all are based around the ‘eastern artisan’ aesthetic. Collection highlights include a kimono-collared jacket, reinforced worker pants and beautifully destroyed and repaired boro work that looks and feels like a genuine antique kimono.

They are quite hard to find outside of Japan right now, stocking in their native Kyoto, and the towns of Aichi and Nagano in Japan as well as Daikanyama in Tokyo, and Chiba in China.

Here’s the address for the Daikanyama store in Tokyo, for more info, visit their stores list here.

DH Build.,12-10, Sarugaku-cho,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo,150-0033
TEL/FAX 03-5784-3711

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