Kimono Chameleon

It’s that time of year that demands tough decisions. Are you really going to stick to your promise to travel light for your summer holiday? Or will you give in to your fear that you need something for every possible eventuality?  Once again you can be that one; the one checking in in tears as they tell you you can’t get another case on your full flight even if you’re prepared to pay top whack for it.

Or you could look to Danish brand Becksöndergaard to help you get the best of both worlds. Their current offer includes a number of nifty kimono-inspired wraparound dresses that provide the perfect overwear for heading for the beach or mooching around some sun-drenched town during the day but not needing to head back to your hotel before relaxing with a sundowner in style.

For example, their Inoa Koali kimono in 100% viscose with its bold black and white floral print will not look out of place as some handsome gentleman holds your chair as you glide into dinner at some fashionable beachside restaurant. All you need to work the look is to remember to pack a good pair of shoes in your trusty bag. After that, the only tough decision is how much cleavage to flash. No sweat: it’s a kimono so the full spectrum from good-time geisha to modest Michiko are all on the table.

Becksöndergaard’s SS17 collection offers a full range of looks inspired by capes and the iconic Japanese garment, some with elaborate, vaguely Polynesian, prints and detailing, others with their signature Scandinavian textiles in more muted tones.

Becksöndergaard is the brainchild of Lis Beck and Anna Søndergaard and well established on the Scandinavian fashion scene. Starting out almost a decade and a half ago, the duo first made their mark with affordable accessories with a distinctly Nordic feel, noted for their carefully created prints and textiles on comfortable, quality fabrics — wool, cotton, silk, cashmere.

Today their particular take on fashion can be bought online and shipped to most European countries. It is also available in range of stockists in Europe, Japan, Canada and the USA.

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