The Davis Long/Sleeve Kimono in Sandstone with 'Crystal Matrix' Kimono layered above it.
In a daydreamy haze one afternoon a few weeks ago, I looked up at a clipping of a gorgeous Kate Shaw painting that I had pinned on my inspiration board. Her landscape portraits are truly of another dimension and the color combinations are incredibly dreamy. My eyes quickly shifted to my Crystal Matrix Kimono- an iridescent shimmery sheer ultra-fine netting fabric. I had styled it for Burning Man last summer and other artists have also bought it for stage and parties. In that instant- in connecting it with Kate’s painting- I saw a refinement in it in which I had not seen before. I quickly got up and placed the Kimono over different shades of muted matte silk Kimonos- my sleeveless Davis silk collection specifically. (The Davis Kimono collection was inspired by the chic colors and styles my mother has always loved- and Davis is her maiden name). The sandstones, charcoal and light peach colors provided such a subdued understated elegance that it needed to go beyond what I had seen in it before. I have extended the Davis Kimono group- and did the same colors in Long Sleeve versions so that the sleeves could drape under the Crystal Matrix that floated above it. Kate Shaw you are magical. Thank you for inspiring me to style my Kimonos with the textures and opacity and colors of your painting. You are magic. x.
Burning Man 2019- Crystal Matrix Kimono over a lace netting full-bodysuit.