Kimono: The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion

  title={Kimono: The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion},
  author={Elizabeth Kramer},
  journal={Textile History},
  pages={285 - 286}
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… Expand
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