Clothes define people. A personÃ¢ÂÂs attire, whether itÃ¢ÂÂs a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential code to his or her culture, class, personality, even faith. Founded in 1978, theÃÂ Kyoto Costume InstituteÃÂ recognizes the importance of understanding clothes from sociological, historical, and artistic perspectives. WithÃÂ one of the worldÃ¢ÂÂs most extensive clothing collections, the KCI has amassed a wide range of historical garments, underwear, shoes, and fashion accessories dating from theÃÂ 18th century to the present day.
Showcasing the InstituteÃ¢ÂÂs vast collection,ÃÂ FashionÃÂ is aÃÂ fascinating excursion through the last three centuries of clothing trends. Featuring impeccable photography of clothing expertly displayed and arranged on custom-made mannequins, it is a testimony to attire as Ã¢ÂÂan essential manifestation of our very beingÃ¢ÂÂ and to the Institute's passion for fashion as a complex and intricate art form.
The book's authors include some of the smartest minds and sharpest eyes in fashion studies:ÃÂ Akiko FukaiÃÂ (Chief Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute),ÃÂ Tamami SuohÃÂ (Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute),ÃÂ Miki IwagamiÃÂ (Lecturer of fashion history at Sugino Fashion College (Tokyo)),ÃÂ Reiko KogaÃÂ (Professor of fashion history at Bunka WomenÃ¢ÂÂs University), andÃÂ Rie NiiÃÂ (Associate Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute).
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