The beret is inspired by British millinery culture.
With many trials and error, we came upon this beret with a Japanese traditional kimono fashion.
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From everyday to the runway, express your style with Keiko Tagai’s modern take on Japanese tradition.
Be Fashion. Be Yourself.
This two-way, ink-wash Japanese dragon poncho dress will steal the attention of everyone in the room!
Fashion for being yourself
Ink-Wash Painting Dress
Made with love for all women who, even in these turbulent, modern times, live powerfully.
A Hidden Message
To express the idea of today's "modern woman who lives powerfully," we created an original kanji character to accompany the bold dragon imagery. The Venus symbol for female ♀ is framed with two striking vertical lines above it that represent a samurai "kabuto" helmet and a wavy L-shape stroke for the kanji "shinnyo" that means "to advance." When these elements are combined, they depict a woman who decides to head into battle against the ocean called life. With this dress, we hope to support women finding courage in the face of adversity.
Ink-Wash Painting Artist Tsuyoshi
The painting for this dress was created by ink-wash artist Tsuyoshi. To express the elegance of women, he took great care in every detail — even in the delicate method of holding the brush.
Kanji & Japanese Dragon Dress
This poncho dress features a powerful hand-drawn ink painting print, produced in the hope for all women to realize their own potential.
Keiko Tagai was established in 2011. Based in Japan, we design and sell bespoke modern dresses featuring a Japanese aesthetic.
Our goal is to spread Japan’s rich culture across the globe through fashion and make people from all over the world enjoy Japan.