Our Story


Open the Kimono was co-founded by Ibby Hartley, an LA-based fashion designer, and Lise Matthews, a Venice-based architect.

The two women draw upon their design backgrounds and creative experiences to create beautiful, understated, and artistically inspired loungewear. Ibby and Lise strive to create individual pieces that are lovingly and thoughtfully made; no two are the same.

At Open the Kimono, we are women who strongly believe in a different brand of femininity and sexiness: subtle, understated, and comfortable. Open the Kimono is for women of all ages.