First, we travelled the world in cushions. Today, we’re discovering some of the world’s most off-the-beaten-path destinations, this time in embroidered vintage Parisian shirt dresses. Who knew?
You might have heard of Kilometre Paris already. The curious, quirky, stylish fashion brand has been doing the rounds on websites and blogs, so I almost didn’t post about them, but they’re too good not to share. Especially as they take us to little-known places – my favourite! (Plus, I might have spent ages making collages of them).
Before I explain the story behind them – first up: price tags. They are eye popping, starting from around £205 (for a cushion – they also do accessories) to over £3,000 for a dress shirt. For a regular person like me with a regular budget, it’s easy to dismiss them. But the fact each piece takes around three to five weeks to hand embroider helps us appreciate them.
The collection is centered on more than 20 off-the-beaten track destinations around the world, like Karimabad in Pakistan; Niseko in Japan; Costalegre in Mexico; and others.
“I can’t possibly vacation in St Tropez or Ibiza. I need to uncover the Jericoacoara to be!” Kilometre Paris creator, Alexandra Senes, told Vogue. (In case like me you were wondering where the hell Jericoacoara is, it’s a beach town on the northeast coast of Brazil…)
“Wearing one of our shirts, you are transported to another place,” Senes explains in the same Vogue interview. “Our mission is to be re-enchanted by the beautiful heterogeneity of the world, not to go there and impose our own lifestyles, but to experience the destination as it is.”
Where would you go?
Find out more and go shopping, here.