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Kimono's comeback: Out of the closet and into modern fashion

Traditional Japanese garment finds new life as is, or repurposed for new looks

Mademoiselle Yulia is a kimono stylist and DJ (Photo by Akira Takemura)

TOKYO -- Kimonos are making a comeback, with the iconic Japanese garment being worn more in daily life, or their fabric turned into contemporary clothing.

Designer Yohei Ohno owns a popular fashion brand that carries his name. His 3711 Project features use of vintage kimono fabric, which is upcycled into sophisticated one-piece dresses or jumpsuits. The unconventional fabric and patterns may pass by the unknowing eye, but aficionados can easily recognize their tastefulness and feel the nostalgia.

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