THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
In my workshop in Grenoble
I design the templates, cut the kimonos, make the prototypes and assemble the unique pieces. The manufacturing of small editions or capsule collections is entrusted to outstanding local seamstresses. To obtain perfect and almost invisible finishes, I use the assembly technique known as "coutures anglaises" (English stitching), which is widely used by couture luxury houses. It consists of turning over each stitch and re-stitching it. By hand, it's clean, neat, impeccable.
The art of cutting and sewing
As far as the cut of the kimono is concerned, I have designed it to be minimalist in a single piece of fabric, like the traditional Japanese kimono. Thus, the absence of seams on the shoulders and armholes makes it extremely comfortable and lets all the space for the expression of the textile pattern which is never interrupted. Once tied with ties or the OBI belt, the kimono, with its very soft fall, naturally wraps the body up like a second skin. This innovation makes it possible to suit all morphologies... from the most slender to the broad-shouldered women!
All the manufacturing process is entirely located in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, region of France... from the textile weaving to the finishing touches! We work with a local distribution network, boosting the local economy. All fabrics are OEKO-TEX® certified. Depending on the kimono model (jacket, dress, coat), it requires between 2 and 5 metres of fabric.