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what is a kimono and how to wear a kimono

When traditional fashion fuses with contemporary style, beautiful things can happen. At Contrado, we love creating exciting clothing, which inspires our customers. One of our favourite pieces is the kimono. This adaptable and beautiful piece has been designed in-house. It combines influences from the classic kimono jacket, and mixes them with the versatility and simplicity of […]

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ultra violet pantone colour of the year 2018

“From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive ultra violet lights the way to what is yet to come.” This innovative and evocative sentence perfectly sums up why Ultra Violet is such a fantastic choice for Pantone Colour of the Year 2018. The official name of this shade […]

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From surface pattern designers and tattoo artists, to surrealists and textile designers, our crew of Contrado Creatives is growing every day.  When we set out to create our marketplace, we had no idea that we would be inundated with such an incredible array of talented creatives. The marketplace was originally developed to give independent artists […]

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meet the contrado artists

Welcome to our 8th edition of our meet the Contrado artists series. We are constantly amazed at the incredible talent that we meet every day. The artists who make up our designer platform are growing in numbers, and fill our marketplace with rich diversity and artistic visions. Since launching the Contrado Creatives earlier in the […]