The story behind this kimono is a tale as old as culinary history. Let us set the scene: youâre a chef and youâre on break. Youâve just taken off your chefâs hat, youâre leaving through the back door and youâre patting your pockets for a cigarette. But thereâs a problem: thereâs nowhere to sit, except for the surrounding piles of discard. In your peripheral vision, appearing like an oasis, you spot just the thing â a milk crate, perfect to rest your oil-splattered, smoke-stained trousered legs on.Â
The Duxton x Smallâs collaboration kimono celebrates the ingenuity, resourcefulness and creativity of Singaporeâs culinary geniuses, symbolised here by the humble milk crate. Developed in collaboration with celebrity chef Bjorn Shen, this labour of love brings together a trademark Duxton silhouette and chef Bjornâs tongue-in-cheek take on his craft.Â It's made with Aztec print fabric sourced from Japan and all embroidery is done in Singapore. The reversible feature lets you style it in multiple ways.