japonisme: fashioning consensus

25 February 2007

fashioning consensus

japanese design effected western fashion in many different ways.

sometimes, kimono were imported, taken apart, and turned into western-style dresses







sometimes fabric design was (is) influenced by lacquerware.

sometimes by color and theme.

(much wonderful fashion is collected, lent, and displayed, by the kyoto costume institute. another resource is new york's met, where a poirot exhibit--see black coat--will be later this year. cocktail dress by dior. chikanabu toyohara & toyokuni utagawa did the prints.)

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2 Comments:

Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Are there wallpaper kimono designs?

17 March, 2007 10:51  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

i googled it and found out there is--even laura ashly has some!

17 March, 2007 11:50  

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