A 100% silk kimono in midnight blue, with a removable tie-belt. Featuring multi-coloured gold and blue printed art by collaborating artist Jamie House.
Printed on medium-weight silk, the Tantalus is luxuriously soft on the skin. The silk picks up the gold accents of the artwork, offering a subtle sheen when in movement.
The kimono's artwork, Tune In, Drip Out, received its dripping effect via digitally processed experiments with ceramic and glass paints on paper. The resulting images were layered overtop each other, creating an artwork that seductively drips down the wearer's back.
"I dripped the paints vertically to create a coherent motion in the pattern. This big drip was then taken and multiplied at different sizes with slight variations on each repetition to create one big fractal drip where the whole is made up of many tangents on itself." ~ Jamie House
The result is a visual gradient, akin to the Tantalus mountains in the spring. They appear to ooze downwards as they shed their winter cover.
Made in England.
You can purchase the artwork used for this kimono via The Gallery.
Our silk is supplied and printed by Adamley, a heritage silk printer based in the countryside of Macclesfield, England. Macclesfield is known for its craft of hand-printed silk, and Adamley has been printing with these traditional techniques for over 50 years.
Adamley is a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified company. All water used in their printing processes is sourced from their own reservoir.
Silk is a natural fabric and biodegradable, though it is worth noting traditional silk production kills silkworms in the process.
The Tantalus Silk Kimono was manufactured at our local small-batch production studio in East London. Each kimono was made by hand in-studio by their talented seamstresses and cutters.
It takes five hours to cut and sew just one of our pieces.
You can learn more about the design and manufacturing process in our Creative Process series.
Model is 5'9, wearing a size small/medium.
Our measurements are taken in cm from the products laid flat, from seam to seam.
Our apparel products are shipped in a 100% compostable mailer. After removing the shipping labels, your mailer will decompose after six months in a household compost, or after three months in a commercial compost, leaving no harmful residues behind. Our stickers are also compostable as they are printed with soy-based inks.
Our tissue paper is made of 100% recycled pulp and our comp cards are printed on FSC-certified paper.
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