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November 13th, 2013

Lecture-Meisen Kimono: Kitch to Art Moderne, Presented by Yoshiko Wada

Popular Textiles for Women in the First Half of Twentieth Century Japan

Presented by Yoshiko Wada 
         
Wednesday, November 13 2013

Early in the 20th century mainly between 1920 and 1940 young middle class Japanese women looked for fashion garments other than their traditional and conservative kimonos. They wanted something fresh and current, feminine and  a bit daring, but affordable. The new meisen textile, a silk or synthetic cloth patterned with bright colors and bold designs came onto the market. This fashion was considered “moderne”, desirable and affordable, to be worn during one season of fashion.

Yoshiko Wada is a woman of many talents: she is an artist, author, exhibition curator, textile researcher, and film producer and has long been an exponent of traditional and sustainable practices in fashion and textile production. She will shed light on a subject that has not been presented here yet. Members and friends of the Thai Textile Society are invited to share this rare opportunity to listen to her presentation.

Venue:  Siam Society, 4th floor,  131 Soi Asoke, Sukhumvit Road

Time: 10:00 am

Members: B100  -  Non-members: 200

For information and reservation contact:  bkk.tts@gmail.com

The Thai Textile Society wishes to thank the Siam Society for their help with this Lecture