Sway Gallery London is excited to present Sonoe Sugawara, a London-based vintage kimono dealer and owner of Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage, which showcases the world of vintage & antique kimono.
The name is a play on the Japanese expression, Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage (ふるきよきもの) which means ‘good old things’. Sonoe has been collecting vintage kimono for years and has become a source for Western kimono lovers including designers of some of the world’s leading fashion brands.
The main collection of her kimonos are from 1920-30s pre-war period known in Japan as the Taisho period and Japanese Art Deco period when Western modernism mingled with Japanese tradition. Most kimono can be unisex, reversible and very much wearable for many occasions. Some materials and techniques used in vintage kimono are hard to find in modern kimono or are much higher in price, because of the exquisite workmanship involving much greater time and effort. Vintage kimono can be regarded as wearable works of art. The most important thing is to just enjoy wearing kimono.
This pop-up is a rare opportunity to experience her kimonos closely for a longer period.
Make the most of the vintage kimono world here.
3rd – 12th August 2017
OPENING HOURS: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm
SPECIAL LATE OPENING Thursday 3rd August 11am-8pm