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By Sheila Cliffe

The kimono is an iconic garment with a background as wealthy and vibrant because the textiles from which it truly is crafted. Deeply linked to jap tradition either prior and current, it has frequently been regarded as a hugely gendered, rigidly conventional and unchanging nationwide gown. This e-book demanding situations that conception, revealing the nuanced meanings and messages at the back of the kimono from the perspective of its wearers and manufacturers, a lot of whom – either women and men – see the garment as a car for self-expression.

Taking a fabric tradition procedure, The Social lifetime of Kimono is the 1st learn to mix the heritage of the kimono as a trendy garment with an in-depth exploration of its multifaceted function at the present time on either the road and the catwalk. via case stories overlaying ancient advertisements campaigns, type magazines, interviews with modern kimono designers, huge scale and small craft manufacturers, and shoppers who decide to put on them, The Social lifetime of Kimono supplies a different perception into making and which means of this complicated garment.

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The kimono is an iconic garment with a historical past as wealthy and vibrant because the textiles from which it truly is crafted. Deeply linked to jap tradition either earlier and current, it has usually been considered a hugely gendered, rigidly conventional and unchanging nationwide dress. This publication demanding situations that conception, revealing the nuanced meanings and messages at the back of the kimono from the viewpoint of its wearers and manufacturers, lots of whom – either women and men – see the garment as a car for self-expression.

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