Who ever said kimonos were out of date apparently has not heard of Ms. Wood.
The Portland, Oregon based designer has been inspired by the Japanese kimonos since 2007. Since the beginning of her beautiful collection, she’s expanded to offer leather accessories, shoes, and bags.
While her sustainability would never be questioned (her husband, a wood maker, takes care of all things, well, wood and the leather comes from in and around Portland), her attention to the tailoring of the kimonos is most impressive. Ms. Wood’s collections, seen as ready-to-wear and on the runway, are as beautiful as they are versatile.