Vintage Kansai Yamamoto knit dress


We were going through the treasures in the archive and found this incredible piece. Vivian and Claudia are both collectors and trawling through their eclectic collections is like a visit to a museum. Look what we found!

This fabulous hand loomed knit dress was created by Kansai Yamamoto in the 1980s. Rich embroidery features the classic Kansai Kabuki face against graphic primary colours. This vintage piece is from Vivian Chan Shaw’s private collection of international designer pieces and has never been worn.

Kansai Yamamoto is one of the founding fathers of Japanese contemporary fashion. You may remember his outstanding designs for David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust tour in the early 1970s. Renowned for his avant garde kimono designs, his best known collections were created in the 1970s and 1980s. This exceptional tunic dress is a fine example of Kansai’s work.

Colour : Black/White/Royal Blue/Red

Cotton blend

Hand loomed and embroidered

Hand made in Japan

Free size. The label lists the size as Medium. The garment is a loose fit.

There is only one available. Once it’s gone – it’s gone! Now that’s exclusive!

Delivery : Free in Australia (for other countries see FAQ)

 Price in Australian dollars



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