Favoured by the court nobility and admired by Zen monks for their fine detail and playful poetry, Kachō-ga paintings often depict native birds, wild grasses and delicate blooms. These works of art were not merely depictions of nature; the flowers and birds displayed have symbolic significance, with layers of meaning hidden behind their arrangement.
Shikki lacquerware also features scenes from nature, alongside stills from classical literature and elaborate patterns, painted using gold or silver powders to stand out against the vibrant red or black lacquer. Many believe that ownership and display of such objects indicates a level of sophistication and taste.
In addition to sketching new embroidery, Pia also created new statement styles, including the harness quarter cup bra and cupped bodysuit.
The Final Collection
The Kachō-ga Collection is made up of four ranges, each featuring classic styles reimagined with our new forest embroidery, alongside the fresh new additions. Styled with custom facial jewellery with Ware London, this is a collection you'll want to show off, rather than hide away under your clothes.
Noa's sheer panelling wraps your body in a forest of illusion embroidery. Bold shapes are trimmed with criss-crossing peace silk straps and finished with signature 24k gold plated hardware flair.
Yuna's elegant golden birds flutter over your skin, gently sculpting and supporting in all the right places. A collection of some of our best-loved shapes, improved with a new cup to extend the size range.
Shop the new AW20 Kachō-ga collection here.