Kimono Fashion: A Global History

Weekend course

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Saturday 9 May 2020 – Sunday 10 May 2020

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Seminar Room 1

  • Course price £147.00 - £195.00

  • Call +44 (0)20 7942 2000 to book

This event is unfortunately cancelled. During these exceptional times, the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. In line with the latest advice from Public Health England, all V&A sites (South Kensington, Museum of Childhood, Blythe House, V&A Dundee) are temporarily closed. If you have purchased tickets for events that have been cancelled there are several options available to you and our ticketing team will be in touch. You can find out more on our blog (link).

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Course Leaders
Anna Jackson & Josephine Rout

Anna Jackson, V&A Keeper of the Asian Department and specialist in Japanese dress and cultural exchange between Japan and Europe. Josephine Rout, V&A Exhibition Project Curator in the Asian Department.

Relaxed atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, friendly people Previous Course Student

Course overview

The kimono can be considered the ultimate symbol of Japan, yet the garment has played an important role in global fashion exchange. This course will introduce the kimono, not as static and unchanging as it is so often viewed, but as a highly dynamic, fashionable and international item of dress. Experts in both Japanese and European fashion will examine the aesthetic, social and sartorial significance of the iconic garment and consider the powerful influence the kimono has exerted on western styles from the 17th century to the present day.


Further Information

• Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people

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Weekend course: Kimono Fashion: A Global History

9 May 2020 - 10 May 2020

£147.00 - £195.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

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