Upstate's Hand-Dyed Clothes Modernize the Traditional Japanese Technique

 - Sep 19, 2014
References: youreupstate & refinery29
The Japanese culture has a cult Western fan base that is well-deserved as these shibori fashion designs show. Taking the time-honored hand-dye technique and making it their own, Kalen Kaminski and Astrid Chastka of Upstate, a studio based in Brooklyn, New York, is bringing a taste of the ancient tradition to the mainstream.

From dresses to scarves and a slew of accessories, the shibori fashion collection boasts a burst of bright colors and bold patterns that would make any woman stand out. Refinery29 points out that "according to Kaminski and Chastka, 'small changes in the combinations of binding and dyeing create an endless array of patterns and textures.'" What's particularly special about this shibori fashion is that no two are alike.