What do you know about kimonos?

A little history … the kimono
Arrived in Japan in the seventh century, this garment whose name means « something carried » develops in the fourteenth century. It is then adopted by all but according to precise codes since its fabric and its color indicate the social class or the marital status.

Arrived in Japan in the seventh century, this garment whose name means « something carried » develops in the fourteenth century. It is then adopted by all but according to precise codes since its fabric and its color indicate the social class or the marital status. Thus, the black kimono with patterns under the waist is worn by the mothers of the married on the wedding day, and celibacy is symbolized by short sleeves, lengthened after the wedding. In a region now Westernized, the kimono has become a garment reserved for traditional events.

AT THE ARRIVAL

The bad tongues will see in the popularity of the kimono a marketing blow aimed at the Asian clientele. They will not be wrong but the kimono has other advantages: its surface allows a pushed work on the prints and, above all, it is flattering for all the morphologies. This season, Emilio Pucci proposes a version in black silk, adorned with embroideries and pearls and split on the side. Rick Owens remains uncluttered with a long black kimono, bowed on his chest. At Balmain (photo), one resumes with the lush aesthetic of yesteryear: bright colors, velvet, leather, embroideries and crystals.