Japanese Jackets

Asiatica, Kansas City’s Japanese-influenced retail store, has launched a new collection of vintage spring jackets, perfectly designed for the turn of the season. With Japanese ombre lavender tie-dyed silk, their new line includes chic, collarless long jackets with non-closure fronts, side seam pockets and cropped sleeves.

Since opening in 1977, the team behind Asiatica have been travelling regularly to Japan in search of vintage and contemporary artisanal fabrics, jewellery and luxury garments to be brought back to the US and shared with their Western clientele.

Pieces of Japanese history form the foundation for Asiatica’s chic contemporary aesthetic. With all of their clothing made in their workshop and store in Kansas city, every item tells an individual story with great care and consideration. The company’s makers also create their own fabrics by using remnants old vintage kimonos, transformed into clothes tailored to meet each individual’s daily needs. And at this time of year — preparing for the arrival of summer is precisely what we’re looking for.

To learn more about Japanese crafts and textiles, pick up Selvedge issue 81: Japan Blue.

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