At KIM+ONO, we absolutely love this time of the season as one year ends and another one begins. It’s a time ripe with potential and renewed energy, while it’s also a time to connect with the people you love the most in your life. From parties to cards to time off of work to reflect in gratitude, this kind of intentionality makes this time of year so meaningful to us. It reminds us that we can infuse intention into everything we do from the moment we get up in the morning to when we go to bed at night, all year long.
That kind of intention is woven into each and every one of our pieces. Our kimono robes are handcrafted with heritage to bring meaning to you every time you wear them. From the symbolism of good will to the symbolism of rebirth and enlightenment, the traditional symbols of vintage colors, botanicals, and fabrics are infused into each modern design to make your kimono robe much more meaningful than just something to wear. Here’s the symbolism of your kimono robe and our wish for you as you move forward into a new year full of meaning, hope, and renewal.
The cherry blossom is the flower of spring and symbolizes the embrace of all things new. With this flower, handpainted onto gorgeous silk, your pink kimono robe is a wearable work of art to remind you that you can begin again at any moment. Whether you wake up, slip on your pink kimono robe, and meditate to clear your head, or see the beautiful cherry blossoms is a way to remember that (as Lauryn Hill says) “after winter, does come spring,” we hope this pink kimono robe brings you peace of mind and strength of spirit to embrace what’s new.
The peony symbolizes beauty in all forms. Whatever your talents and gifts are, they are unique and beautiful to you, and this new year, we hope you find what it is that makes you shine the brightest. The botanicals symbolized on this gorgeous white kimono robe are some of the most delicate and beautiful in nature. With elegance and grace, each of these peonies brings its own source of life to the image, just like they do in nature. Like the peony, we hope this year is full of moments to let yourself blossom and bloom in your own gorgeous way.
The lotus of this kimono pattern represents purity and enlightenment — a coming home of sorts. It can be so easy to let our instincts dull to outside voices and influences, but you can tell when you’re following gut and when you’re not. The elegant and sophisticated kimono pattern of the Maren Kimono Robe brings out the symbolism of the lotus, of self-regeneration and rebirth, against a solid and classic background of black. The sleek design brings depth and contrast to the fore, to remind you to stay close to your instincts. Find your own intuition as much as possible and follow it wherever it may lead in the new year.
One of our favorite things to say about the women who wear our kimono robes is that they look like queens — because you do! The elegant and fluid drape of silk looks gorgeous on every kind of silhouette and every skin tone, bringing out the sophistication in any outfit. The iris, depicted in the Yuri’s kimono pattern, represents royalty and wisdom. We wish for you a year that is full of you trusting in your own wisdom, and feeling like the queen you have always been.
This year, we hope your kimono style isn’t just something to spruce up your wardrobe. We hope it’s a reminder that every day you can do one little thing to give yourself some self care. And that’s important to the community, because when we care for ourselves (whether that’s simply eating healthy, getting a good night’s sleep, or something more luxurious like getting away for the weekend!) then can we care for others more deeply and consistently. The peacock symbolizes love, good will, and a nurturing heart. We wish you a year where you can nurture yourself so that you can extend that love outward to others, and bring good will to your community and the whole world.
The crane is an incredible bird that shows up in a lot of vintage Asian art. In our Handpainted Crane Kimono Robe, it symbolizes happiness, longevity, and good fortune. We know that happiness at every moment of every day isn’t a realistic goal. But the ability to come back to what makes you happy is what we wish for you this year. We hope each time you wear your Handpainted Crane Kimono Robe, you’re connected and inspired to create the longevity that comes with a positive mind and grateful heart.
Celebrate You: Plus Size Kimono Robes in 2020
We have been working on our plus size kimono robe collection for quite some time, and we’re so excited that it will be making an appearance online and in our store in 2020! We celebrate every body type and every woman, and with our plus size kimono robes, we hope to bring even more luxury and beauty your way. Keep an eye out here and by signing up for our VIP list to be the first to know when our plus size kimono robes are available.
In 2020, we hope that you find yourself more connected and more inspired than ever to make your intentions a reality. From finding happiness to spreading good will, your intentions make waves and affect people you may never meet. That’s the power of just believing that your life and energy make a difference. And we know they do, because in this past year, we have felt your good vibes and been so grateful for them. So from our family to yours, we’re wishing you a meaningful and happy new year full of abundance, intention, and true happiness.