i don’t actually own a piece of dyed clothing, but now i wish i do after seeing the Upstate s/s 2013 collection. i especially love those rich blue pieces, the slouchy tops and the elegant high-waisted shorts.

Kalen and Astrid design garments utilizing their own take on shibori and dip dyeing. each item is hand dyed and one of a kind. shibori is a japanese tradition of dyeing cloth using several different methods of binding, folding, or compressing the fabric. small changes in the combinations of binding and dyeing create an endless array of patterns and textures.

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  • Reply Yellow Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 9:51 am

    it looks so nice! modern hippy style!

  • Reply Quinn Cooper Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Love everything in this collection.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  • Reply tara-lynn Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    oh i couldn’t agree w/ you more, i’ve been coveting that kimono for months & months now!

  • Reply Shirley Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Wow, I’ve never seen such gorgeous tie-dyed pieces! Especially the blue ones…

  • Reply phi @PrincessTofu Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Wow – the colors on the bottom left (second row). Amazing.

  • Reply gosia Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    oh this is genius! now i want one of these pieces too…..

  • Reply Andi Thursday 15 August, 2013 at 1:56 am

    OMG it’s all soooo gorgeous!

  • Reply Joslin Koolen Monday 19 August, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I am so in love! Having spent my childhood living in Nigeria I gravitate to the sympathetic and dynamic technique of material dyeing – love, love, love the complete, beautiful application!

  • Reply Erin Saturday 31 August, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    These make tie dye look so fresh and modern. Who knew it could look this good!?

    xx Erin

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