Naka Tomoka Apron Vest in Maru$200
For their Fall 2023 Artist Series, Sillage collaborated with Japanese calligraphy artist Naka Tomoka, renowned for her continuous, elegantly expressive calligraphy strokes both in a fine art context as well as viewed live as performance art. Done in an undyed cotton blend that allows her strokes to pop with high contrast, this one-size Naka Tomoka Apron Vest features deep side slits with grosgrain ties and Sillage's signature wide, oversized fit.
- Made in Japan
- 99% Japanese Cotton, 1% Elastane
- Naka Tomoka calligraphy at back
- Deep side slits w/ grosgrain ties
- Front pockets
Sizing & Fit +
- Wide oversized fit
- One size fits most
- Model is 5'10" and wears a size OS
Designer Profile +
For the first collection in their Destinations Series, Sillage chose an island with a unique ecosystem located in Yemen: the island of Socotra. This colorful collection pays homage to the island’s luxurious flora.
Socotra is home to many unique animal and plant species only found on this island, including a dozen birds, as well as 307 types of plants and trees (the most famous being the Dragon’s Blood Tree and Socotra Desert Rose) that are represented through our designs in this upcoming collection.
This collection’s prints have been designed by Kobayashi Ikki, a Japanese graphic designer. Kobayashi reinterpreted the island's iconic trees in his own way.
Sillage decided to place these “trees” in a way that’s reminiscent of a paisley bandana pattern and placed them next to each other to create an all-over print. The printed Arabic text is "سقطرى", which means “Socotra”. The material we used is similar to traditional bandana fabric, and is lightweight and breathable, perfect for the upcoming Summer season.