The popular Japanese casual summer kimono has been reinvented for a modern wardrobe.
Uniqloâ€™s 100% cotton yukatas feature both retro and modern designs inspired by the late artists Yumeji Takehisa and Junichi Nakahara.
From the works of Takehisa, a master painter who blends Western style and classic Japanese tradition, the fabrics include designs of roses, polka dots, chameleon plant flowers and other patterns.
Fashion designer and illustrator Nakahara, however, uses retro Japanese-style patterns such as plum blossoms and dahlia, as well as simple designs and colours in a modern style.
Comfortable and cool, yukatas were originally worn after a bath or to sleep, and later developed into everyday clothing. In recent years, they have come to be associated with summer fashion in Japan, often seen at fireworks displays or festivals.
The yukata is only available at selected Uniqlo outlets in the Klang Valley.-The Star