UNIFORM | Upstate

A few weeks ago I linked to Upstate as part of a weekend link round-up. I felt like I was getting a little out of control with all the indigo dye in recent posts, so I felt like a bit of restraint was neccessary. And then today I was like, eff it, I am the boss of this blog. And I love Upstate. I've been wearing their kimono around town and getting so many compliments on it that I felt it would be unnatural to not post about them.

Brooklyn-based designers Kalen Kaminski and Astrid Chastka dip dye every piece individually by hand using their take on the traditional Japanese method called Shibori. I can personally vouch in a very big way for the silk kimono ($264), and will be dreaming of those shorts ($268) and the handkerchief/scarf ($62), hoping they might make their way west...into my closet. Beyond women's clothes, Upstate also makes men's (or women's) pocket squares and neckties as well as pillows and bedding. 
June 18, 2013 by Lizzie
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