The Luxury Collection and Sofía Sanchez de Betak Unveil Vibrant Kimono-Inspired Capsule Collection
With an adventurous spirit, a gift for storytelling and keen eye for design, Sofía Sanchez de Betak is the true embodiment of a Luxury Collection Global Explorer.
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, and graphic designer and creative director Sofía Sanchez de Betak announced the launch of an exclusive capsule collection, CHUFY x The Luxury Collection.
The 36-piece capsule collection is inspired by the vibrant confluence of modernity and tradition in Japanese culture, anchored in classic silhouettes and eccentric patterns. The women’s ready-to-wear line of kimono-inspired pieces is a reflection of Sofía (A.K.A. ‘Chufy’) and her travels through Japan, where she experienced the beautiful destination through the lens of The Luxury Collection’s hotels including Suiran in Kyoto and The Prince Gallery in Tokyo.
“I fell in love with the culture of Japan when I visited for the first time five years ago, and so I was thrilled to explore the destination with The Luxury Collection upon my return as their hotels are such unique and cherished expressions of their locations,” said Sofía Sanchez de Betak. “Both The Prince Gallery in Tokyo and Suiran in Kyoto had beautiful kimonos waiting for me in my room upon arrival, and I ended up wearing each lovely garment throughout my travels,” added Sofía. “This attention to detail and personal connection to the destination truly resonated with me, and ultimately inspired me to create my own versions with bold prints and my favorite fabrics.”
The collection features ready-to-wear, sleepwear, and accessories, and infuses rich silks in a vivid color palette of playful yellow, vibrant orange and persimmon, mixed with deep midnight blue and dusty rose. Iconic Japanese motifs, such as cherry blossoms, Koinobori fish, and dragons, are emblazoned across the back of the kimono version of a bomber jacket or in the playful patterns of kimono robes. Sofia’s bold and colorful designs are influenced by the vintage Japanese fabrics and antique matchboxes she collected during her travels across Japan. Much like the interior design of The Luxury Collection’s hotels in Japan, the collection reflects a contemporary flair juxtaposed with traditional touches.
Standout pieces from the collection include a luxurious silk kimono dress in ethereal pink with white silhouettes of Japanese cherry blossoms, a sleek ivory Nibushiki bomber jacket embroidered with dragons and Hokusai-inspired waves, and an imaginative “Trippin” Kimono with vibrant colors and Japanese icons throughout.