Kimono - The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion.pdf

Kimono - The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion

The Khalili Collection of kimono comprises over 200 garments and spans 300 years of Japanese textile artistry. The form of the T-shaped, straight-seamed, front-wrapping kimono has changed very little over the centuries, yet the collection reveals an astonishing variety of designs. In Japanese dress it is the surface decoration that is important and indications of gender, age, status, wealth and taste are expressed through the choice of colour and motif. The kimono presented here convey the remarkable creativity of designers who produced works of art that would enfold the wearer. The enormous range of patterns were executed in a complex combination of techniques, with some garments requiring the expert skills of a number of different artisans. The Khalili Collection includes formal, semi-formal and informal kimono, underkimono and jackets, worn by women, men and children. Represented are the sophisticated garments of the samurai elite and the affluent merchant classes of the Edo period (1603-1868), the shifting styles and new colour palette of Meiji-period dress (1868-1912) and particularly the bold and dazzling kimono of the Taisho (1912-26) and early Showa (1926-89) eras, which utilized innovative techniques and drew fresh inspiration from both past traditions and the modern world. Here, an international team of authors examine the art and evolution of the kimono in the historical context of the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, under the editorship of Anna Jackson, Keeper of the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.



ISBN 9780500518021
AUTEUR Anna Jackson
FICHIER Kimono - The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion.pdf
DATE 08/06/2020

From Kimono to Couture: The Evolution of Japanese Fashion Drawing inspiration from The Textile Museum's fall exhibition, Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection , this weekend conference explored the evolution of Japanese fashion from the enduring kimono to the latest styles worn on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka. Kimono - Victoria and Albert Museum