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Kiriko's New Collection is Inspired by Japanese Design and Family

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: May 28, 2014 • References: kirikomade and coolhunting
Kiriko uses Japanese design principles to create a unique aesthetic for its tie collection. The Portland-based studio duo has introduced a line of silk-lined ties inspired by a grandfather's style.

Seen in previous products from the Portland-based project of co-founders Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka holds a deeply personal connection to each of the pieces they create. The new Kazuyuki line of ties is named after Yanagihara's grandfather, Thomas Kazuyuki Yanagihara.

A vintage tie found in his grandfather’s closet inspired the collection, using the piece as a style reference that features floral fabrics and rich textures. The ties are treated with the same care and made from the same traditional Japanese textiles that constitute the rest of the brand's quality products. The silk-lined ties are made in a variety of patterns and fabrics.