Jotaro Saito 2012-13 A/W Kimono Collection

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On Wednesday, March 21, Japanese label Jotaro Saito showcased their 2012 Autumn/Winter collection on the runway at Tokyo Midtown.

Born in Kyoto, Jotaro Saito says he made his debut at the age of 27 as Japan’s youngest kimono designer. He seeks to bring the traditional Japanese Kimono into the modern world, to be worn by young people as “real clothes”.

Jotaro Saito 2012-13 Autumn/Winter kimono collection presented at Tokyo Fashion Week featured beautiful kimono in a variety of bold patterns and vivid colors.

Please click the Jotaro Saito kimono photos to see high resolution versions.

Jotaro Saito 2012-13 Autumn/Winter Kimonos

Jotaro Saito 2012 A/W (97)

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External Link: Jotaro Saito Official Website


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  1. the most fantastic thing about this is that these are traditional outfits but made to look modern. they look very fresh but don’t lose their “classic” feel. i really enjoy this collection ^^

  2. Akane Kinomoto

    I love kimonos because they look cool. I would like to wear them someday in America. But that’s impossible and uncommon.