Laura wearing a 1900s silk crepe dress; the bodice is embroidered and the train is chiffon

Blackyoto

Blackyoto are Miho Den from Tokyo and Jeremy McAlpine from London. They gather and tailor military surplus garments – and then send everything to be hand-dyed black in Japan..

New York Times Magazine 2016

An antique silk tulle and glass-beaded evening gown shell too delicate for conventional retail...

Jeremy McAlpine and Miho Den

Laura

Studio view

Jeremy and his team at the studio’s gate

Miho Den, partner

Miho in the courtyard behind the studio

Melanie Tendel, designer

Melanie makes final adjustments on a vintage piqué polo shirt

A silk voile blouse hangs in the office before getting shipped off

Jeremy with team members

Jeremy McAlpine, founder