Suggested by Anon-chan, these kimono worn by “Pyon” and “Pachi” (“boing” and “clap” respectively) include handmade accessories and Doc Martens! You can see the original blog post here.
I particularly like the use of the bright orange haori with the desaturated, almost antique-colored kimono, and then the bright obi again bringing bold color—then taking it down again with the texture and heaviness of the leather belt as an obijime.
The black kimono is worn much more conventionally, with a normal obi, haori, haori-tie and obijime, but instead of zori she’s chosen her cherry-red Doc Martens to set off the red in the kimono, obi and juban collar.
Boots have long been associated with kimono, dating back to the Meiji Revolution (~1865) and likely partially influenced by famous historical figure Sakamoto Ryouma with his insistence on wearing Western footwear with Japanese clothes.
Updating the usual semi-formal graduation riding-boots to bold, glittering Docs is definitely a beautiful way to bring kimono into the 21st century!