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. 

5 comments:

Aja Lake [the gold hat.] said...

i need that silk kimono in indigo. so killer.

Nomadic D. said...

Gorgeous. I'm such a sucker for shibori done well, and for rich deep indigo tones like that.

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S. Seats said...

"I am the boss of this blog" !! Love it.

Amielle said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!

Tonia said...

My cousin is BFFs with Kalen and I'm still waiting for my free kimono to arrive. I deserve one, just for being related to someone who knows her, right?? ;) Their work is stunning, I'm a huge fan. You rock that kimono, Lizzie!