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Saturday, January 29, 2005

The History Of Japanese Fashion

In Japan, women’s fashion, like makeup, continues to evolve, reflecting the moods and mores of the times. The following photographs of women provide tantalizing glimpses into some of the radical changes that have marked the past century.
1939. In 1937, as hostilities spread and Japan engaged in incidents with China, measures were introduced to prepare the country for war. Baggy trousers adapted from those worn by rural Japanese women—known as mompe—became compulsory everyday wear for all women. ...
1994. Go-go gals dancing on a club platform: tight-fitting dresses, go-go gals’ favorite clothes, became more and more risqué in the 1990s. ...

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