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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9 Responses to Upstate

  1. Yellow Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    it looks so nice! modern hippy style!

  2. Quinn Cooper Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Love everything in this collection.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  3. 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!

  4. Shirley Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

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

  5. phi @PrincessTofu Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

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

  6. gosia Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

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

  7. Andi Thursday 15 August, 2013 at 1:56 am #

    OMG it’s all soooo gorgeous!

  8. 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!

  9. 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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