Havaianas MYOH2016: Japan

Year after year, beloved flip-flop brand Havaianas steps it up with fabulous Make Your Own Havaianas themes. For Havaianas MYOH2016, the Brazilian-born, Hawaiian-named brand went back to Japan to trace its very roots.

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Havaianas MYOH2016

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The first pair of Havaianas was made in 1962, and the design was based on zori, traditional Japanese sandals made of fabric straps and rice straw holes. Apparently, the rice pattern embedded on Havaianas rubber soles is a mark of its Asian heritage.

Indigo girl

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On its 11th year, MYOH’s commemorative pair invokes inspiration from shibori, a Japanese fabric-dyeing technique that dates back to the 8th century. Shibori involves the use of indigo shades to create beautiful patterns on fabrics such as silk, hemp, and cotton for kimonos and obi sashes. I chose the shibori pair to go with my furoshiki (fabric-wrapped) press kit and shibori-stamped flip-flop bag. Adorned with kawaii Japanese icons, pinned on gold straps to keep the colors grounded.

Kitten samurai

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I wore my Havaianas out on a chill errands day, and in keeping with theme, went with samurai-inspired pants and an adorable cat-print knit sweater from H&M in Japan. This #OOTD was so breezy and summery, it made me feel like those smiley kitties. [Hype on Lookbook, vote on Chictopia].

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Speaking of summer, get a complimentary getaway bag like this one for every online purchase of two Havaianas pairs via shophavaianas.ph by keying in the promo codes SUMMERBLUE or SUMMERORANGE upon checkout. The codes are valid until May 31. Stay updated on promos like that via the Havaianas Philippines Facebook page. This early, I’m curious what they’re going to come up with for next year’s “Make Your Own Havaianas” fete. small ending

How would you customize your Havaianas? How many MYOH flip-flops do you own? Feel free to share them in the comments.

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