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Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk - official exhibition book (hardback)

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The kimono is the ultimate symbol of Japan, revered within the country as the embodiment of national culture and regarded internationally as an exotic fascination. The iconic garment is often viewed as traditional, unchanging and timeless, but this book counters that conception, presenting the kimono as highly dynamic and fashionable dress. The cultural and sartorial significance of the kimono is explored in historical and contemporary contexts, both in Japan and the West, where its impact on clothing styles has been felt since the seventeenth century. Beautifully illustrated, the book features over 250 kimono and kimono-inspired garments from the V&A and collections around the world, revealing its sartorial influence on pop stars from David Bowie to Björk and examining the ways in which fashion designers such as Issey Miyake, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen have reworked its legacy.

Author/Artist/Designer

Anna Jackson (Editor)

Pages

320 pages

Dimensions

24.1cm x 31.1cm

ISBN

9781851779925

Product code

159777

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About the exhibition
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk 

Delve into the rich world of Japanese design, with our range inspired by Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. The exhibition catalogue tells the story of this iconic garment, while wonderful woodblock prints from the V&A collection depict the classic styles and patterns of kimono. Covetable stationery and accessories reflect the inimitable élan of modern-day Japan.