Amos Kotomori has found his niche at the intersection of spirituality, craftsmanship and art. For decades a textile designer, stylist, auteur and artist, the O‘ahu native has dressed celebrities, traveled the world, worked for Dior as a batik artist, and Jim Thompson's Thai Silk Company Limited as a creative design consultant. His line of men’s shirts holds the most personal meaning for him. Each design incorporates personal motifs that wrap around the body, creating more than just a pattern but what Kotomori calls a “wearable prayer.”
Whether or not you understand what the imagery means is less important to Amos than that you feel right wearing his shirts. The sensation of the thin but luxurious double-weave silk, the precision giclée fabric painting and the refined detailing such as French seams combine to give what many of Amos’ customers refer to as that “lucky shirt” feeling.
Here at amoskotomoridesigns.com, we offer some limited edition favorites from his past collections.