Japanese vs. American Fashion A Question of Values A power point presentation by Luke Weyandt
Japanese Values and Fashion of the Past • Values • Honor • Respect • Tradition • Represented in Clothing • Kimono • Social Status • Changes in Values
Japanese Kimono’s Furisode Houmongi Yukata
Japanese Kimono’s cont. Tomesode Uchikake Mofuku
Values Presently Wild and Exotic Best and Most Advanced Vibrant Simple Represented in Clothing Postmodernism Comme des Garcons Inventions New Styles Japanese Values and Fashion Today
Examples cont. *A college professor in Tokyo, Japan, has created an "invisibility" cloak. Unlike Harry Potter's magical cloak, this one is high-tech camouflage. It is made of material that works as a screen. A video camera records the scenery behind the wearer. The video is sent to a projector, which flashes the scene onto the fabric. The wearer blends into the background! The camouflage system may be available in 2008. *A "clothing server" helps you pick outfits that match for special occasions and even dusts pollen off your jacket if you have allergies. *Vitamin C T-Shirts: Once you put it on Vitamin C rubs into your skin and gives you your daily Vitamin C dose.
Values European Biblical Respect of self and others Represented in Clothing Social Status Formal Industrial Revolution American Values and Fashion of the Past
Values Individualism Expressive Male dominated (until 1960’3) Media influence Represented in Clothing Clothing made productively Vibrant Flaunty Jeans Fashion and values after Industrial Revolution