Emilio Pucci’s spring 2013 collection was unique from others in that it showcased multiple ways for wearing a kimono. The kimonos were well structured, with fabulous prints and colors. They caught the eye by adding elegance to an outfit in a more interesting and casual way. Kimonos can be worn tied around the waist or loose. They show off the body’s shape while keeping you comfy. It’s the best of both worlds.
As an admirer of Japanese culture and alternative street style, I was very excited to try out this kimono trend. What is more interesting to me is how the kimono can effect your figure by lifting your shoulders and lengthening your silhouette. I have a tendency towards black, minimalistic clothing so I trying to work with such a colorful print was a challenge.
I chose to make my clothes a black background so that the print of the kimono would stand out. The black canvas makes these beautiful yellow accents in this kimono pop out. By keeping my kimono untied and loose around my body, I could kept my look more casual and bohemian in style. I added the creeper to get a more edgy look. To feel the soft satin from this piece makes them a perfect combination from the tense days at class and such a great statement piece. This summer get inspired by Emilio Pucci and rock a kimono on top of a basic jeans and a T-shirt ensemble.