Kimono Zulu "Dancing Flowers" Vintage Kimono by Coccetti

1200 USD

Kimono Zulu artist collaboration with Elijah Coccetti.
One-of-a-kind, hand-painted, cotton kimono  

“Dancing Flowers” by Elijah Cocetti 
"I approached painting this kimono with the thought of Los Angeles culture and history in mind. When I first saw the kimono I noticed the elegant traditional flower motifs. I immediately had the thought of painting flat black and white flowers over the traditional flowers with spray paint to contrast the original design. The flowers represent the juxtaposition of Los Angeles and Japanese culture. Graffiti is a big part of Los Angeles culture and that is why I decided to spray paint the flowers. The tiger was inspired by drawing similarities between traditional Japanese American tattoo art and traditional Japanese culture. I wanted to give the kimono a "tattoo" in the same vein as traditional Japanese American tattoo art." -- Coccetti

Vintage Kimonos Reimagined

Kimono Zulu, a creative exploration led by Tina Zulu, is a fashion brand that draws upon the rich history of traditional Japanese attire, mainly the kimono, and its influence on other cultures throughout Asia and the West. Through artist collaborations, Tina Zulu inspires and initiates the visual conversation for artists to incorporate their own design sensibilities into the vision for the brand, bringing new life to vintage kimonos in a thoughtful, beautiful and often playful way. The reimagined kimonos are embellished and modernized to be enjoyed as unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.

Artist Collaborations to date include: Janavi M Folmsbee, Emilie Duval, Selven O'Keef Jarmon, katsola, Dandee Warhol, Christy Karll, Jennifer Gabiola of DawningSoul, Royal McGee, Dandee Warhol, Mina Gaber, Soi-K, Judy Masliyah of My Flaming Heart, Elijah Coccetti, Uyen-My Pham of NON, Rene Cruz and Ann Brooks. For more information, visit and follow on Instagram @KimonoZulu.