Saturday, January 07, 2006

Fashion Trend - Spring and Summer 2006 (Kimono)

One of the Fashion Trends of Spring and Summer 2006 is quite obvious which is brought about by the influence of popular movie "Memories of A Geisha". This film illustrated the life of the ancient Japanese society. The ancient Japanese culture was greatly affected by Chinese culture as mentioned in our previous blog. The design of Kimonos is rather conservative and without too many styles. However, they adopted very colorful, finely printed and high quality fabrics such as silk to generate elegant outlooks. Therefore, you may find the dressings of actresses in the movie "Memories of A Geisha" to be very eyecatching. However, fashion trend is not just a copy thing but crossover. Key elements of ancient kimonos such as simply wrap design, oriental prints (Janpanese embroideries and large colorful flowers) and obi are adopted by modern fashion designers in their fashion design for Spring and Summer 2006. Some of the bulky elements such as wide sleeves are modified to accommodate modern uses. These modifications have given new life to kimonos and make them more dressable for a modern and beautiful outlook. So don't wait in getting one to catch up with the coming trends and don't forget to dress in it to watch the fantastic film "Memories of A Geisha".

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