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.