From Kimono to Couture: The Evolution of Japanese Fashion.
RE: Textile Museum website: Plan to join us in October for the 2009 Textile Museum Fall Symposium, on the topic “From Kimono to Couture: The Evolution of Japanese Fashion.” Enjoy a rich program exploring Japanese fashion then and now, with a Friday evening reception; presentations on traditional geisha culture, the history of kimono, current Japanese street fashion and much more; and a special “Show-and-Tell” session at The Textile Museum. This is one program you won’t want to miss! Presentation topics and speakers include:
- A Cultural History of Kimono by Sharon Takeda, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Costume and Textiles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Japanese Fashion and Traditional Geisha Culture by Liza Dalby, author of Kimono: Fashioning Culture, Geisha, and The Tale of Murasaki
- Fashion and Notions of Modernism in Taisho and Early Showa Periods by Kendall Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Art, California State University, Long Beach, and author of Taisho Chic: Japanese Modernity, Nostalgia, and Deco
- Current Japanese Street Fashions by Yuniya Kawamura, Associate Professor, the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, and author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion
More speakers and topics will be announced as the symposium dates approach. Online registration will be available beginning Thursday June 18.