The Victoria & Albert Museum's latest exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk focuses on the Kimono as a dynamic evolving icon of fashion. The Kimono was created in the 17th Century Japan when the growing Japanese merchant class had a desire for luxury. The Kimono has been a strong influence in fashion since then.
The exhibition starts on February 29th, 2020 and focuses "to show it as something dynamic". Which has a strong effect on both fashion and film. The beauty of the Kimono is the body becomes irrelevant. It highlights a woman's shoulder which is a radical idea in womenswear, as it is not a restrictive garment.
This is definitely an exhibition I would love to visit, as we love making Kimono shaped garments.
(Sourced from The Guardian and Images courtesy of Victoria & Albert Museum)