okan arts leggings for all
By Patricia Belyea
SEATTLE WA My brilliant daughter Victoria orchestrated the complete development of the Okan Arts legging collection at Bombsheller. She led a multi-stepped process to bring her idea to fruition.
To start, the 25-year old visited Bombsheller’s office in Seattle to chat with president Pablos and creative director Nick about using vintage Japanese textile designs for a leggings collection.
With a nod of approval from Bombsheller, Victoria picked out seven yukata cottons from Okan Arts Shop. One-meter lengths of the cotton were delivered to the photography studio of Art & Soul to capture the motifs digitally.
Victoria worked with graphic designer Victor Canlas to adapt the motifs to the leggings’ body forms. One pattern, Hiro, needed to be completely redrawn as the repeating geometrics were not square.
She named each legging style after our family’s Japanese home-stay students and some of our friends in Tokyo.
Victoria’s final task was to set up a shoot with Bombsheller photographer Jazzlyn Stone. With a lazy Sunday morning concept, Victoria assembled the models, leggings, accessories, and, of course, food. Her location choice? The cedar deck and backyard of our home.
When the shoot finished up, Victoria gave all the models the inspiration fabric for their leggings.
Once an order arrives at Bombsheller, bluesign-certified stretch fabric from Italy—totally opaque, moisture wicking, fast dry, soft and breathable—is printed with dye-sublimation. Then the leggings are cut out and sewn to order.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AND THE WINNER IS KAREN S OF NEVADA CITY CA.
To participate in the giveaway of one pair of Okan Arts leggings (in your choice of pattern and in your size), please answer this question in the Comment Box below: If you owned a pair of Okan Arts leggings, what activity would you wear them for?
HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The Okan Arts Legging giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on December 4, 2016. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (sorry to my Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. One lucky winner will be chosen with a random number drawing. The winner will be notified within 24 hours. The winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. The name of the winner can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!
To peruse the Okan Arts leggings collection +click here
Thank you Bombsheller for the donation of a pair of Okan Arts leggings.
Thank you to our models: Ashley and baby Hazel, Ivy, Taylor, and Travis. And to our photographer: Jazzlyn Stone.