Pine and dandelion are paired in this gorgeously embroidered dress. Pine is an auspicious motif long cherished in Japan for its evergreen leaves, while dandelion is an unusual motif that gives this dress a free-spirited flair.
The fabric is cut, then embroidered in Kiryu, the famed town where embroidery has been passed down for generations. The "buttons" are hand-sewn and stuffed with cotton in the same way as otedama, soft toy ball made of kimono rags. The puffed sleeves each have 6 lines of cutwork ladders, which is very rare in the clothing of today since a similar effect is created by sewing together separate pieces of lace and fabric. The cutwork method is seamless, and creates a gentler silhouette and pays homage to the handiwork of women of the past.
We are offering the dress at a lower price point for a period of time to celebrate the launch of the series!
The model is 165cm (5'5") and wears size 2 to 4 in U.S size and size 8 to 10 U.K size.