WHAT IS A KIMONO?
A kimono — literally translated as “the thing worn”— is a work of art, a vibrant canvas draped over the wearer that, as history states, is as integral to her persona as her own physical attributes.
INSPIRED BY TRADITION
Our T-shaped kimono robes are designed with elegance and function in mind to create classic kimono robes that make for a sophisticated staple to any wardrobe — no matter how you wear it, it elevates your day.
While our modern kimono robes do not replicate traditional Japanese kimono, they are heavily inspired by the craftsmanship and functionality of these historical garments, as well as our founders’ own families’ Chinese and Japanese heritages, experiences with kimono as young girls, and vintage Asian art.
BRINGING ART TO LIFE
We are a handcrafted kimono company specializing in silk and charmeuse botanical print kimonos. Each kimono features an original pattern, first sketched by hand, then saturated in rich watercolors using a traditional paintbrush.
Our kimonos draw inspiration from the various styles of traditional Chinese brushwork, capturing the artistic principles of depth, contrast, space, and balance. Many of our robes feature romantic, tranquil scenes of timeless botanicals that bear significance. For example, the lotus flower symbolizes good luck and fortune, a sentiment we wish to share with our customers.
MAKING KIMONOS, GENERATION AFTER GENERATION
KIM+ONO is run by two sisters, aiming to share an age-old tradition with the modern world.
Our family has been importing and sourcing traditional products from Asia for four decades. Over the years, we have built wonderful, loyal relationships with our kimono manufacturer in China’s Silk Village. The father and son duo behind our kimono craftsmanship are talented artists who have created or inspired many of our unique patterns.
Our guiding principle remains across generations: We pair timeless techniques with modern aesthetic to craft beautiful, everyday kimonos.
Made With You in Mind
DESIGNED IN SAN FRANCISCO
Our kimonos are designed in San Francisco. Inspired by vintage Asian art and the timeless beauty of botanicals, we work to highlight trending seasonal colors, and choose palettes that compliment various skin tones and complexions. Our creative juices flow best when we unwind to our favorite music, focus on serenity, take deep breaths and allow our minds to be free...
OUR CRAFT, YOUR KIMONO
Our kimonos are handcrafted with heritage, and designed with you in mind. You are the modern (wo)man. You are strong. You are beautiful. You are a work of art. And no matter how you wear your new kimono, it will elevate your day. Wrap yourself in luxury, and be well.