Bow To The New Year :: Kimono Bow Clutch

Sunday, January 05, 2020 Simone - Your Style Architect 1 Comments

Top : old ( similar here & here) // Jeans : MNG ( get it here)
Sneakers : Natural World ( get it here)
Clutch : Heritage Refashioned  ( get it here)
Necklace : Tabitha Sg ( find out more)
Ring : Lovisa ( similar here)
Bangle : Hermes ( get it here & here)

Happy New Year everyone and hope 2020 has kicked off to a great start for you.

My 2020 certainly kicked off on a colourful start with a beautiful parcel arriving hand delivered from Hong Kong from Heritage Refashioned (@refashioned). The gift of  3 gorgeous upcycled vintage clutch bags refashioned from vintage kimonos and fabrics is the end product of designer - Vincci Ching who was initially inspired on one of her trips to Tokyo, where she spotted a pile of kimono scraps at the bag of a kimono boutique, that the owner mentioned was to be thrown out though some people do buy them off him to recycle them into other products. Vincci then took several bags of these " scraps" back to Hong Kong playing around with various designs and products, and today the success of her creations are so internationally recognised and coveted, that her beautiful clutches was even included in a recent Golden Globes goodie bag.

Vincci and I had recently connected and once she learned how I was also very much interested in promoting sustainable fashion and being eco-conscious as well as working with vintage / retro items, this was a very pleasant and deeply appreciated surprise to start off my new year.

This being the first of the 3 clutches I wish to showcase to you, I wanted to style this polka dot, bright fuchsia bow clutch in a modern outfit. To bring it very up to date with an outfit that everyone can relate to. A simple white top / blue jeans ensemble that brings out the boldness of the clutch colours as well as the unique and fun, playful design. To tie in the look, I paired it with my gorgeous @tabithasg necklace which is handmade in Cambodia by the local community, and of which the proceeds of these silk necklaces go towards helping the local Cambodians out of poverty. The crafting skills which the locals pick up from the programs run by Tabitha Foundation, helps them to earn an income and therefore provide them food, education and where their general health and well being is significantly improved. I must say I am so in love with these necklaces that I have a collection of them now.

Giving back to society, helping to keep fashion sustainable and reducing fashion's carbon footprint to save the earth is the vision of many in the fashion industry for 2020. You may wish to check out more of Vincci's other products and design at their website ( click here) where you can find other smaller accessories like card holders, cufflinks, silk hair ties, travel bag, coin purses..... and the list just goes on. I am certainly in love with how she has very much made vintage " new" and modern again!

Do leave me a comment below on how you would be contributing to keep fashion sustainable this year for 2020 and I hope you enjoyed this look and especially the showcase of these beautiful clutch. Stay tuned whilst I showcase the next clutch from Heritage Refashioned in my next outfit post.

Meanwhile, have a great start of the year and see you soon!

Simone xoxo

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1 comment:

  1. That's super adorable! Love the pop of color against your white blouse!

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