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Bridal Fashions Across the Globe

Lydia Edwards

Edith Cowan University, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction This course of eight lessons allows students to consider the breadth and influence of bridal fashions—for both men and women—across the globe. Some lessons focus on the traditional wedding attire of a particular country...

Second Hand Silk Kimono Migrating Across Borders

Old Clothes, New Looks : Second Hand Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Inside and outside of Japan’s borders, the kimono survives within contemporary cultural consciousness as a symbol of a traditional Japan. Yet the heritage of kimono, as romanticized concept and wearable garment, continues to fade as younger...

Conclusion

Jenny Hall

Jenny Hall is Research Officer in the Japanese Studies Centre at Monash University, Australia. She received her PhD in Anthropology from Monash University in 2016. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Japan beyond the Kimono : Innovation and Tradition in the Kyoto Textile Industry

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...During my first week of staying in Nishijin for fieldwork, I could hear thumps and knocks from the house next door which were not the rhythmic sounds of a loom that I had heard on previous visits. I asked the owners what the noises were...

Introduction

Sheila Cliffe

Sheila Cliffe is Professor at Jumonji Gakuen Women’s University, Japan. She has lectured at conferences, museums, and events in Japan, England, Hawaii, and Korea and she is one of the first non-native Japanese people to hold an official kimono dressing and teaching licence. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Social Life of Kimono : Japanese Fashion Past and Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This book is a social analysis of the kimono in both the past and present. It explains why the kimono can be considered to have fashion and not only tradition and outlines the differences and similarities between the kimono system...

Returning Kimono to the Streets

Sheila Cliffe

Sheila Cliffe is Professor at Jumonji Gakuen Women’s University, Japan. She has lectured at conferences, museums, and events in Japan, England, Hawaii, and Korea and she is one of the first non-native Japanese people to hold an official kimono dressing and teaching licence. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Social Life of Kimono : Japanese Fashion Past and Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Historical Review The hegemony that continues to state either directly or indirectly that fashion is a product of European society is facing increasing challenges, and we appear to be in the midst of a paradigm shift. The story...

Kimono as Sartorial Expression—Clothing, Play, and Identity

Jenny Hall

Jenny Hall is Research Officer in the Japanese Studies Centre at Monash University, Australia. She received her PhD in Anthropology from Monash University in 2016. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Japan beyond the Kimono : Innovation and Tradition in the Kyoto Textile Industry

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...“Kore wa kimono kedo kimono ja nai … kosupure-ppoi kimono desu” (It is a kimono but it is not a kimono … it is a cosplay-like kimono). A Kyoto kimono wholesaler made this comment when showing me a kimono design by his young business...

Kimono

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The word kimono is recognized globally as a Japanese term, typically defined as a floor-length robe, wrapped left over right around the body and worn by both men and women. Assembled from seven pieces that are cut from a single bolt...

Kimono

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Around the world, the kimono is recognized as the national dress of Japan. Made from a single, long fourteen-inch-wide bolt of silk, the kimono has an over-all T-shape, with its component parts joined mostly in straight, vertical seams...

Sleeves

Nora M. MacDonald

Nora M. MacDonald is a professor at West Virginia University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Principles of Flat-Pattern Design

Fairchild Publications, 2010

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...Sleeves are functional but decorative parts of a garment that cover and encircle the arm. They have a major impact on silhouette, because they range from an extreme broad-shouldered style to a natural, tubular form. Silhouette is influenced...

Think Fashion or Tradition?

Sheila Cliffe

Sheila Cliffe is Professor at Jumonji Gakuen Women’s University, Japan. She has lectured at conferences, museums, and events in Japan, England, Hawaii, and Korea and she is one of the first non-native Japanese people to hold an official kimono dressing and teaching licence. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Social Life of Kimono : Japanese Fashion Past and Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Fashion and Orientalization Kimono lovers may question the necessity for this chapter at all. Why does it matter if kimono is regarded as fashion or tradition anyway? It matters because the West in general, and France in particular, have...