Thursday, June 14, 2018


Silk Jacket
A work around a vintage 1920s Japanese Haori

Piece Unique
Free Size XS/S/M

I made several transformation on this beautiful and delicate Haori.

I created a new neckline . 
As you can see on the pictures , the original neckline is at present on the back.
The Haori , which is originally worn on top of kimonos , as outside jacket , to protect them , never has the neckline close to the neck , but little on the back , on the kimonos necklines.
Which changes its shape on the body .
By moving the original neckline , I wanted to find this original way to wear the Haori .

The new neckline , which is like a scarf , is made in an up-cycled silk .
I textured this olive green and gold silk , to give to it this wrinkled aspect

On the side of the jacket , I made 2 ruffled panels.
The additional elements are sewn by hand and with the sewing machine. 

It is difficult to give a specific date for the Japanese clothes . If you look on books or other information sources , the date ranges are rarely specific , but between 20 to 30 years for one dating. I have many documentations about them , I try to be the most exact I can in the dates .
I think this model can be dated from the Taisho period ( 1912 to 1926 ) to early Showa period ( end of the 20s )

The motif is typically Art Deco.

This printed side of the Haori was originally the lined side.
The outer silk is at present the lining.

Measurements :
Back length approx : 32 inch // 81 cm
Front length approx : 31 inch //  79 cm
Length neckline scarf left side : 43 inch // 109 cm
Length neckline scarf right side : 36 inch // 91 cm
Width :  50.5 inch // 128 cm

For information , I am a small girl ;)  1,59 cm / 5'2" , size S.
For the photo session , I wear shoes 4.5" / 11 cm , to have a "standard" size !

Price : 440 USD ( approx 350 € ), Free worldwide shipping .
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PASTORAL MOOD can be worn with the tunic dress PASTORAL 

Colors and Light may vary depending your screen.
Sometimes marking , irregularities or imperfect embroideries / colors , condition maybe apparent , even if I restore the fabrics before to use them .
This should not be considered as imperfection and are the characteristic of vintage materials and craft method of dyeing.

Thank you for your visit and interest in my work

Jenny Eve