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"Subtle Style" Japanique Jacket

"Subtle Style" Japanique Jacket

Red Accents

Regular price $55.00
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  • Ships from New York
  • In-house Design
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a Japanique Jacket – slightly modified from a vintage kimono jacket (michiyuki) to create a roomier, casual fashion piece that suits sizes 10-16 very well. (See modification details below.)

This Japanique Jacket is subtle and fine. The silk is smooth and luxurious and it looks almost black but is, actually, black and red. Abstract patterning in red was finely applied over the entire jacket, giving the black a reddish cast in the light.

In Japan, dyeing silk black begins with either a red or blue base color first. It seems that this black began as red, and a stenciled resist was applied to the red before it was dyed black, which created the design.

There are very thin silver lines woven horizontally into the silk, which adds more subtle artistry to the design.

ach Japanique Jacket starts out as a vintage michiyuki, which is a narrow jacket with a deep, square neckline and snap closures, meant to be worn on top of a kimono. Most vintage michiyuki won't fit larger frames, so we modified the traditional garment slightly by removing the snaps and tacking the panels back to create lapels. The result is an open, flowing jacket that can fit sizes 10-16. Japanique Jackets can also be crossed over and belted on a smaller sized person. These are all one-of-a-kind jackets, so sizing will vary slightly, see measurements given.

Length: 34"
Width: 51"
Body/Hips: 45"
Made In (Estimated): 1950s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven
Colors: Black, Red
Motifs: Abstract


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