Vespertine Nyc

new york
new york
united states
University / School:
fashion institute of technology, new york
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united states
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Collection – Upcycled Reflective Merino Kimonos

Our Limited-Edition, one-of-a-kind recycled Reflective Merino Kimono Collection was created in support of the Zero Waste Movement. The Collection took root when we decided to "rescue" and re-purpose 17lbs of reflective merino wool scarves that our factory was planning to discard. Each Kimono has been carefully pieced together and assembled by expert tailor and designer, Yasmine Oezelli, the @travelingtailor. Following the Japanese traditions of Shashiko Stitching and Kintsugi, the talented artist Yasmine Dabbous, (founder/creator of the jewerly line, @kinshipstories ), has created original embroideries that fortify and beautify some of the kimonos as needed. The embroidery celebrates the renewal and metamorphosis of the merino wool scarves into wearable works of art.

You will feel so good about and in these upcycled luxuriously soft Kimonos. They are as unique as you are and the ultimate hygge wear for curling up next to the fire, then easily transition into your new favorite Spring jacket. The Kimonos come with a reflective elastic tie belt and are proudly Made in NYC.

Fashion Films

VES•PER•TINE adj. 1) Activating, blossoming or flying in the evening. Safety and style collide in the Haute Réflecture reflective wear collection by VESPERTINE. Designed to shine. Born in NYC. We make street-smart street-style that excels on the road and off, day and night. The concept is simple. Safety wear is meant to attract attention but traditionally it's not attractive. Vespertine NYC’s Haute Réflecture reflective collection turns safety-wear on its head so that safe is gorgeous and fashion, a functional necessity. Not all reflective is equal. We use only the highest quality, brightest 3M Scotchlite™ reflective for optimal visibility and true safety. Finely tailored designs made from sustainable tech fabrics, (like water-resistant, breathable, 100% recycled/recyclable ECO poly and Merino Wool), designed in Brooklyn, made in NY, this is unparalleled safety wear. We support local production and craft styles that are built to last. Our vision of beautiful reflective wear illuminating the streets was born from the bikes for transportation movement, the flourishing of Bike Shares through out the world, the ingenuity of Folding Bikes, City Bikes, Dutch Bikes, Fixies, Road Bikes. Cyclists in regular clothes using the bicycle to get around. But our designs aren't only for bikers. They are for all who value high design and who move about in low light conditions. So whether you bike, hail a cab, walk the dog, scoot to the train, push a stroller, skateboard to school, jog to town, ride a moped, wherever you go and however you get there, Vespertine Haute Réflecture is a brilliant addition to a stylish active lifestyle. We hope you'll love it because it looks, fits and feels amazing and that you'll wear it often, because it can help save your life. xoxo Sarah Canner Founder/Designer Vespertine