Kiriko's New Line of Ties is Inspired by Family

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Dec 17, 2014
References: kirikomade & coolhunting
Portland-based brand Kiriko is introducing the 'Kazuyuki' line of ties, which were inspired by co-founder Dawn Yanagihara's grandfather.

Dressing like your grandfather isn't new (especially since the hipster subculture took off), but what is especially interesting about Kiriko is the personal connections that Yanagihara and her partner Katsu Tanaka implement into their work. This specific collection was actually inspired by a single tie, found in Yanagihara's grandfather's closet.

Yanagihara and Tanaka went on to design and create bow and neck ties which feature floral patterns and rich fabrics (all made with traditional Japanese textiles). As we know, in fashion, what's old becomes new again, in a beautiful cycle of rebirth and resurrection. That being said, the vintage charm of the Kazuyuki collection is sure to be a hit.