If you’re well versed in the KIM+ONO Collections, then you know we have quite a few. We offer a silk-alternative Charmeuse Collection. And then we have three collections of silk kimono robes — Washable Silk, Printed Silk, and Handpainted Silk. While we like to offer a variety of materials, price points, and laundering options, our signature collection most certainly has to be our Handpainted Silk Collection.
From the unique handcrafted production process to the delicate silk materials and watercolor designs, these handpainted silk robes are the highlight of our artisans’ craftsmanship and traditional techniques. And perhaps not one design is more beloved by our customers than the traditional, sophisticated, and classic Handpainted Silk Cherry Blossom Kimono Robe. All genders love the beauty in this silk bathrobe’s design, and for good reason. It’s easy to pair with any occasion, rich in symbolism, and a gift that keeps on giving by adding that extra touch of luxury to someone’s day. So today in the journal, we’re going to round up the many ways to wear this exquisite silk work of art and let you in on what makes the Handpainted Silk Cherry Blossom Kimono Robe such a special piece. Discover how to wear our kimono robes below.
If you’re still in vacation mode like we are, then now is the time to split into this beautiful long black robe. The Handpainted Silk Cherry Blossom Kimono Robe in black is a perfect way to wrap up if you’re headed to the pool, the lounge area, or simply stepping out for dinner in style. Whether you wrap it around your bathing suit as a beach cover up, or slip into a little black dress with your long black robe as a jacket, it’s a piece that reminds you to make your vacation a little bit more luxurious. When you’re headed to a resort or festival or really anything where you want to mark the moment, this stunning long black robe is easy to pack, easy to store, and easy to wear. Slip it onto a hanger to put on the back of your door once you get to your destination, and it even brings a little extra artwork to your hotel room!
Another gorgeous way to wear this classic silk robe is to take you from summer to fall and back again. As the days cool down just a tad, this silk kimono robe can serve as a little added warmth to your summertime look. We love high-waisted wide legged pants and a crop top for a fun and flirty look under the beautiful cherry blossoms on your long black robe. This design is so easy to pair as an outer layer with its subtle design and classic colors. The cherry blossoms easily go with patterns or solid colors, and if you choose the long black robe, you’ve got a classic lightweight layer that works with almost everything. Slip into your silk kimono robe and you have instantly upleveled your look.
Even though you can wear this silk bathrobe out as a lightweight layer or jacket, you can certainly also wear it at home as a silk bathrobe! We love the morning routine of slipping into this beautifully handpainted silk kimono robe and sipping your favorite morning coffee. There’s something so intentional and thoughtful about draping yourself in silk first thing in the morning. It’s a reminder that you don’t need to hurry up and do anything but take care of yourself. And we hope each morning and night you slip into this luxurious silk bathrobe, you remember that taking care of yourself is a priority, not an option.
When you slip into this silk robe, you’re not just putting on another piece of clothing. You’re wrapping up in symbolism and heritage that has been woven into every design. The symbolic meaning of the cherry blossom is about renewal and rebirth. It’s the symbolic flower of the spring season and has a fleeting two weeks in bloom, representing the ephemeral nature of life and seasons. When you wear this handpainted silk robe design, you’re reminding yourself that every moment is a chance to begin anew, and to remember that this too shall pass. The beautiful handcrafted technique involved in making this silk robe is an obscure one. It’s a technique handed down from generation to generation, requiring large looms and large amounts of space to be able to do the handpainting. From start to finish, it takes seven days to create one piece — beginning with a handsketch, then a saturation of rich watercolors on the 100% Grade 6A Raw Silks. The artisans who create these pieces are painting and weaving the heritage of this traditional practice into every piece, and you can feel it when you wear it.
There are so many reasons why customers love the Handpainted Silk Cherry Blossom design, but perhaps the biggest reason is its versatility. We’ve seen all genders slip into this silk bathrobe and transform it into a distinctive look that’s all their own. We’ve seen DJs wear this silk robe while they’re playing music, we’ve seen photographers use this traditional design in artistic photoshoots, and we’ve seen oh so many brides slip into this little piece of luxury on their wedding day. There are endless possibilities for how to wear this and they are as versatile and varied as you are. If you can dream it, you can wear it.
Take a look at all our silk kimono robe options and find one that speaks to you. Then drape it across your shoulders knowing that you are beautiful, you are strong, you are a work of art, and you deserve to feel like a queen. And don’t forget to tag us on social! We love to see all the ways you wear this beautiful handpainted silk robe, so please tag us @kimandono_ and #swaythisway so we can celebrate you in all your beauty!