Designed by Joe Wayno, who while living in Japan was inspired by how Japanese youth mix and match traditional kimono material with their fashion. Joe purchased excess bolts of overstocked kimono fabric from the 70s and 80s and has been designing his own line of traditional-meets-modern accessories ever since. Left: reclaimed kimono bra straps,
easy to use, simply replace the straps on your convertible bra, strapless bra, swimsuit or tube top with these kimono straps, $20 USD. Right: reclaimed kimono shoelaces
, each print is unique and features a beautiful ornamental design characteristic to kimono fabric, $17 USD. Handmade in Japan. Buy from uncommon goods
, who ship everywhere.
The Hetty Rose
shoes are hand-made, making gorgeous, feminine shoes out of primarily vintage Japanese kimono fabrics. The colours and folds signify various seasons, occasion, status and personal taste of the wearer. The designer
hand selects the most exquisite antique fabrics to use as uppers for shoes to create unique handmade footwear. Top: the Megumi is a classic, heel height: 100mm, £420. Bottom: the Haruka
is a perfect everyday shoe, heel height: 20mm, £380. All Hetty Rose
shoes are made to order, taking between 5-8 weeks to cut, stitch and make, and can be made in the size and vintage Japanese kimono fabrics of your choice. Buy from The Natural Store
, who only caters to customers in the UK. Or contact Hetty Rose
directly directly (or for custom orders).