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Japanese Clothing-A Voyage through Ages

source: china textile 2009-08-04  

From "Imitated Chinese Robes" to "Kimono" The National Costume of Japan'

 

Abstract

The paper addresses a research that shows the voyage of how the ancient Japanese clothing has grown from being an imitation of there much superior counterparts "the ancient Chinese court dresses" to what they today are.

Introduction

The motivation for this research work comes from the contemporary fashion trends and many ramp runways that appear to be strongly inspired by the traditional Japanese clothing. Be it in terms of fabrics or the silhouettes which not only seems to inspire the prt lines but have also become the talk of the town in some haute couture lines.