Such an inspirational evening at the FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards! Incredibly proud to have dressed the Everywoman founders Karen Benson and Maxine Gill.
Our SS16 'Koko' lace dress featured on the opening page of renowned fashion director, Margherita Gardella's 'Ruffle Reverie' story in the first edition of The Protagonist Magazine, shot by the incredible Ram Shergill. Styled with white underskirt SORAPOL, bow tie GILES, hat Philip Treacy, gloves CORNELIA JAMES.
The magazine is available exclusively from Wardour News and Tate Modern.
Get to know Dawn Green, our founder and creative director in the new issue of Absolutely Magazine Notting Hill January edition.
Before the conception of what is now known as KOKORO London, our dear friend Alex Reinke was a supporter of our workmanship and vision. When we launched, he kindly gifted us the drawing above of a two tailed fox, known in Japanese as a "Kitsune" to represent the start of Kokoro's journey.
In Japanese mythology, the Kitsune is an animal that holds the ability to grow and withstand trials and tests that life gives it, yet still being true to its nature and spirit. This symbol is one in which we wish to live by, persevering through life holding onto our mantra; to do and work using our intention, emotion and intellect and most importantly our Kokoro - heart;mind;spirit.
The MR Kitsune Scarf is spun by an artisan factory at the base of Mount Fuji, Japan. It has been digitally edited from the original drawing and printed on silk and cashmere blended yarns.
We want to celebrate our launch with you by offering the opportunity to win one of these scarves. To enter, share your favorite Irezumi tattoo and tag us with #KokoroLovesTattoos.
Two winners will be announced on our social media channels.
Competition ends midnight on the 25th September 2015.
Find out more about our wonderful friend Alex Reinke here.
To find out more about Kitsune Japanese folklore, check out the links from the websites below.
KOKORO’s key inter-seasonal piece comes in the form of our Kasuri Short Jacket. Its lightweight cotton composition makes it perfect for summer and that luxury cruise holiday. But the oversized kimono shoulders and ¾ sleeves means that you can layer underneath (and over) with our FW15 collection as we head further into the Fall.
Kurume-Kasuri – was created by Inoue Den, a prominent inter-weaver, born in 1788. One day, she noticed dots appear on her cloth. As a result, she found a way to dye threads after twining and protecting them from colouring. This is the important procedure, “Kukuri,” (twining threads) to make kasuri. It is a technique that creates geometrical marks, small dots, crosses and circles, maintained even today all over the world to weave up designs of kasuri.
The beauty of this weaving pattern is that it appears like water droplets splashed on ink, creating a distinct fuzzy feather like pattern.
Traditionally the material was used to make obi belts, as the fabric is so narrow. We have created a pattern, which utilizes the fabric to make two short jackets from each unique piece of fabric. The 60’s style boxy short cut and inverted pleat back detail is a modern take on this traditional style.
These limited edition jackets, available in 6 patterns are made in Kyoto, Japan.
They are now exclusively available in store.