By Carolina Benjumea Rúa

It’s summer and we know that the high temperatures have managed to take away your stylish look. But there are still many styles that you can try to be cool in the summer and at the same time look good. This season we have the kimono, a garment originally from Japan, but has been adopted by people all over the world.

When we say contemporary Kimono, we are referring to this garment inspired by the roots of Japan, adapted to different cultures of the world to supply their needs for fine fabrics and beautiful prints. A piece that has been given a modern, fresh and multicultural touch, without losing his characteristic style.

This garment represents the beauty and the elegance of women, and that’s why women of all type of cultures adopted this piece to achieve a versatile look, ideal for the summer because of their silhouettes and fabrics. With a Kimono a simple look can draw the attention you needed, its textures and colors have made it, not only perfect for the summer, but also for an easy and stylish look at the same time.

For a bohemian look you just have to wear it oversized with shorts or a dress. If your thing is elegance, with some pants and heels you will make your look stand out and achieve a casual business style with only few items. For a street style jeans and flats are the best option, and for the beach it can be the perfect complement for your swimwear and your Panama hat.

The Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment, which was inspired by the Chinese costumes. At first it was used by the Samurai, but was soon adopted by the upper classes who were looking to have the most striking kimono to show their fortune. This sumptuous silk dress was worn until the early postwar period.

Japan's contributions to the western fashion industry are undeniable, and beyond fashion, Japan has inspired with its architecture, art, literature, technology and much more, creating something called Japanism, an artistic movement inspired by the asian country. From Armani, to Proenza Schouler, Prada, Zuhair Murad and more designers have fallen in love with the style of this country and the elegance of its dress, and guided by asian designers like Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto, are looking for a deconstructed style that gives an Avant-garde and androgynous silhouette to today's women.


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