The story behind this kimono is a tale as old as culinary history. Let us set the scene: you're a chef and you're on break. You've just taken off your chef's hat, you're leaving through the back door and you're patting your pockets for a cigarette. But there's a problem: there's nowhere to sit, except for the surrounding piles of discard. In your peripheral vision, appearing like an oasis, you spot just the thing: a milk crate, perfect to rest your oil-splattered, smoke-stained trousered legs on.
The Duxton x Small's collaboration kimono celebrates the ingenuity, resourcefulness and creativity of Singapore's 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 Bjorn's tongue-in-cheek take on his craft. 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.