Spanning East to West, kimonos and kimono-influenced designs are everywhere, from high-end couturiers such as Yohji Yamamoto and Gucci to Main Street fashion chains such as Uniqlo and H&M. In Kimono Refashioned, contributors explore the impact of the kimono on the fashion world, charting how these striking and elegant unisex garments came to transcend their traditional Japanese design origins.
Featuring highlights from the renowned Kyoto Costume Institute, this lavish volume documents Japanese and Western designs, men's and women's apparel, and both exacting and impressionistic references to the kimono. Contributors from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Newark Museum, and the Cincinnati Art Museum join curators from the Kyoto Costume Institute to reflect upon the wide-range of motifs used to decorate kimonos, the form and silhouette of the Japanese traditional dress, and how its basic two-dimensional structure and linear cut have been refashioned into a wide array of garments. As captivating as the kimono itself, this book will be a must-have for fashionistas and Asian art aficionados alike.
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Yuki Morishima, assistant curator of Japanese art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Akiko Fukai, director and curator emeritus at the Kyoto Costume Institute
Rie Nii, curator at the Kyoto Costume Institute
Cynthia Amneus, chief curator and curator of fashion arts and textiles at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Katherine Anne Paul, curator, arts of Asia at the Newark Museum
Karin G. Oen, assistant curator of contemporary art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco