Kien Co., Ltd. Kyoto Kimono upcycle brand “Kien-KIEN-” exhibition / order meeting, “Kien” representati ve director Yoshie Kitagawa’s lecture held at Wacoal Study Hall Kyoto

Kien Co., Ltd.
Kyoto-based kimono upcycle brand “Kien-KIEN-” exhibition/order meeting, “Kien” representative director Yoshie Kitagawa’s lecture held at Wacoal Study Hall Kyoto

Kien Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture,
Representative Director: Yoshie Kitagawa / Takashi Miyabe), a kimono upcycle brand from Kyoto, “Kien-KIEN-” will be launched on November 28, 2022 (Monday). With the cooperation of Study Hall Kyoto, we will hold an exhibition and order reception for the kimono dress “KIEN-“. On November 29th (Tuesday) during the exhibition period, Kien Kitagawa will hold a lecture on the theme of “Seeing, Listening, and Talking about Upcycling.”
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Overview of exhibition and order meeting
Period: November 28, 2022 (Monday) to December 2, 2022 (Friday) *On November 29th (Tuesday), December 1st (Thursday), and December 2nd (Friday) from 18:00 to 20:00 only, Kien staff will be available to take orders for kimono dresses.
Location: Wacoal Study Hall Kyoto
6 Nishikujo Kitanouchi-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto City Wacoal Shin-Kyoto Building 1F (7 minutes walk from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)
Organizer: Kien Co., Ltd.
Contact: 075-600-2972
Kien-KIEN- selects kimonos in good condition and with beautiful patterns, mainly tomesode made in the 1970s and 1980s, and upcycles them into haute couture dresses and dresses to create modern clothing. A kimono upcycle brand that proposes new ways to enjoy kimonos that fit your lifestyle. At this exhibition and ordering event, we will be able to actually try on popular collections, mainly black tomesode dresses, and receive consultations on tailoring according to customer’s taste and purpose. In addition, we also accept the production of kimonos brought in that are treasured but usually kept closed in the closet, so please do not hesitate to contact us on this occasion.
Lecture overview
Yoshie Kitagawa, CEO of Kien, will give a lecture on the theme of “seeing, listening, and talking about upcycling” about her thoughts and efforts toward founding a business as a female entrepreneur. Please come and visit us.
Date: November 29 (Tue) 18:30-19:30
Venue: Wacoal Study Hall Kyoto, 1st floor, Wacoal Shin-Kyoto Building, 6 Nishikujo Kitanouchi-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto (7-minute walk from the Hachijo Exit of Kyoto Station)
Capacity: 50 people (advance reservation system, first-come-first-served basis) Participation fee: Free
How to participate: Please apply using the form below.
Organizer: Wacoal Study Hall Kyoto
Contact: 075-556-0236 Inquiry reception hours 9:30 – 17:00 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, year-end and New Year holidays, and holidays) Outline of “Wacoal Study Hall Kyoto”
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Established in 2016 with the aim of making society beautiful, in addition to the inner beauty of sensibility and intelligence, as well as the appearance. Collect various beauty from various angles in all spaces such as school, library, co-working space, and gallery. Satisfy women’s curiosity through learning, and weave beautiful forms, beautiful ways of life, and beautiful relationships for the future. Aiming for such a place, we will deliver a variety of beauty from Kyoto, the birthplace of Wacoal, based on the know-how and network that Wacoal has cultivated.
Kien Co., Ltd. Company Profile
Company name: Kien Co., Ltd.
Representative Director: Yoshie Kitagawa / Takashi Miyabe
Location: Eiwa Oike Building 606, 436 Higashinotoin Higasaya-cho, Oike-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8187
Business: Support for activities to maintain traditional
culture/crafts, sales of vintage kimono dresses, etc.
Origin of the company name: The four seasons that are characteristic of Japan. “En” is the cornerstone of Buddhism, which means that the path will always open by cherishing chance encounters. I combined the two and named it Kien. Through kimonos that are made by feeling and feeling the four seasons, we express our desire to convey Japanese culture to people who are connected by fate around the world.

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