Mamechiyo describes her kimonos as modern landscapes, where the Eastern and Western worlds collide. Her kimonos are akin to puzzle pieces, bridging disparate moments in history: both contemporary and classical. Often coordinated with different obis depending on the occasion, Mamechiyo’s creations mirror significant shifts in the global imagination.
There are no boundaries for Mamechiyo; the old and the new worlds stand side by side, illuminating what it means to live in an increasingly intimate world, where memories of the past and dreams of the future are inescapably entangled. As we share more of our lives with the rest of the world, we cannot help but be energetically transformed by these cross-cultural exercises of style and sensorial didactics. Text by Beth Lauck.
The pictures we are happy to publish were taken in Amsterdam, new home of Mamechiyo, and are a collaboration between Mieko Ueda and Mamechiyo.
Hair-Make-up Artist-Beauty Director: M. Ueda @Shiseido
Kimono Artist-Designer: Mamechiyo
Photographer: Ayumi Hase