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We love to create beautiful bespoke frocks & other garments, so if you don't find something you love absolutely on our shop, look through our range of kimonos & designs available, and perhaps we can tailor something to your tastes.

If you’re in Tokyo, you can schedule an appointment to visit our home studio for a fitting and to peruse the kimonos we have available for reconstruction.

If you’re not sure what you’re after, or you just want to send you some love, just skip the extra details and send us a message! Would love to hear from you!

Please fill out the form below - feel free to give as much detail as possible

FAQ

1. All our kimonos are photographed to the best of our ability, if you wish to have extra photos to help your choices, please don’t hesitate to ask.

2. Our kimonos are pre-loved, hence due to their history any frays or oddities are all of part of their history & character. 

3. We will only make one of each particular design using a particular kimono, however the same design can be made in a different kimono & vice versa: the same kimono in a different design.

4. We are advocating the move of ‘slow fashion’ rather than fast, therefore we utilize all of the available kimono fabric to create different designs so that there is no waste.

5. Body measurements are very important for any custom order, so taking your bust, waist, hips, height ACCURATELY is crucial. We will send you a list of measurements required.

6.  A custom order generally takes around one month from when we start unpicking your selected kimono. Please allow for flexibility for this time frame, as numerous fittings may have to occur depending on the design & customer's measurements. 

7. Please be aware there is also at times a waiting list for custom orders. 

8. If you find a kimono you love that you wish no one else to claim but you’re not sure what you want made; the kimono can be held for you for a non-refundable deposit of 10,000JPY. The kimono can be held up for a period of 2 months, after it will be released back for availability.

BESPOKE ORDERS TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. All bespoke order pieces are non-refundable and require a 10,000JPY or equivalent currency deposit.

2. Bespoke orders will be made to the measurements taken on the day of fitting. Any changes to measurement will incur an alteration charge of 5000JPY

3. Once the design is finalized, any subsequent design changes will incur an alteration charge of 5000JPY

4. An installment payment option (lay-by) is available case by case.

5. Final payment must be received before the product is mailed out/given over. Any minor changes/alterations to the finished piece after the customer has picked up the finished order will be charged 5000JPY. Major changes' cost will be discussed individually.

6. We understand life happens, and unexpected things can pop up. If you have chosen a kimono & decided on design, but cannot afford to complete the order. We are happy to transfer your kimono deposit for a *future bespoke order. The kimono you’ve chosen will be placed back into availability for other clients.

*Please let us know as soon as possible *future bespoke order to be placed within 9months ie. choosing of new kimono & design.

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Please let us know what kind of design you are interested in for your custom order...
Please write the code of your top 2- 3 kimonos you are interested in to reconstruct for your bespoke piece, as not all weights of kimonos are suitable for certain designs. Codes are found if you hover each kimono image.
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When do you need this order by? Custom Orders take a minimum of 30 working days. If you need an EXPRESS Order please mention it in the "message" section below.
measure around the smallest part of your stomach - generally under the ribcage
measure around hips & the widest part of your bottom please.
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types of kimonos

OBIS

OBIS

. OBI .

The traditional sash of the kimono.

Tokyo Kaleidoscope small collection of obis are often used to create slim line pencil skirts & dresses. Due to the limited amount of material available in an obi - generally only smaller sizes can be reconstructed. Our collection mainly consists of the more ornate Maru & Fukuro Obi designs.


HAORI

HAORI

. HAORI .

羽織

The traditional hip or thigh length kimono style jacket.

Haoris can often be found in a range of colours. In our collection, you can find mainly bright colours, vivid prints & beautiful black haoris with embossing prints. Perfect for those who want a little something extra for a little black dress (especially if you’re not a colour person).

Depending on the material available in each haori, a bespoke maxi frock/playsuit can be created.


IROMUJI

IROMUJI

. IROMUJI .

色無地

A single coloured kimono often found in a myriad of colours with subtle, beautiful prints embossed upon the fabric.

We love finding these gorgeous iromujis on our kimono searches, especially when we discover strong, bright colours as the majority of them are in pastels. The perfect choice if you’re not a fan of obvious prints or patterns but still love kimonos and would love something reconstructed from them.


KOMON

KOMON

. KOMON .

小紋

An everyday kimono characterised by it’s print of “fine pattern”, this type of kimono could traditionally be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Our collection mainly consists of a variety of gorgeous komons (often with a floral print or the dotted edo komon prints) in a myriad of colours. Perfect for reconstruction into a bespoke maxi frock, playsuit or a range of separates if you want more versatility.


TOMESODE

TOMESODE

. TOMESODE .

留袖

A formal kimono with shorter sleeves worn traditionally by married women for special occasions.

Classically a Tomesode has a main body of black. Tokyo Kaleidoscope tends to favour Irotomesodes which feature a single-color background with the pattern featuring below the waistline. We love reconstructing beautiful maxi frocks out of these kimonos to give the patterns the best showcase possible.


FURIOSODE

FURIOSODE

. FURISODE .

振袖

The “swinging sleeve” kimono, named for their beautiful, extra long sleeves.

Traditionally worn by unmarried women at formal occasions, we love all the gorgeous, colourful prints and details found in Furisodes which just gives us so much more to reconstruct with. It’s a very happy day when we find more that we want to add to our collection.


TANMONO

TANMONO

. TANMONO .

The original fabric roll, before it has been sewn into its chosen kimono shape.

Sometimes on our vintage kimono hunts, we come across the original tanmono rolls of kimonos. When Lia finds a print she loves in this form, she couldn’t be happier - as the fabric has not been cut at all and is in one continuous roll ready to be constructed into something fabulous. On average, a roll is about 12m long.


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