The New Kimono: From Vintage Style to Everyday Chic

The New Kimono: From Vintage Style to Everyday Chic


By (author) Editors of Nanao Magazine

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  • Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 249mm x 13mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Tokyo
  • ISBN 10: 4770031483
  • ISBN 13: 9784770031488
  • Illustrations note: 96 four-colour photographs, 32 in black and white
  • Sales rank: 361,006

Product description

Recently, young women in Japan have taken to the idea of wearing kimono as everyday fashion, delighting in scouring secondhand kimono stores and their mothers' closets for vintage pieces to bring their own wardrobes up to date. A testament to this trend is the success of Nanao, a quarterly magazine aimed at this younger market, and filled with stylish spreads and tips on dressing, finding great but inexpensive pieces, and customizing, accessorizing, and caring for these traditional garments. The New Kimono presents, in book form, a selection of the best articles from Nanao,

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Nanao Magazine is a quarterly publication, established in 2004, with a circulation of 50,000. In addition to the four yearly issues, there are two special extra issues a year.