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Hanae Mori

Shari Sims

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Hanae Mori, Fall/Winter 1985

Nadya Wang

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Article

Hanae Mori (born 1926) is a Japanese designer who was the first Asian woman to become a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris in 1977, following the opening of her haute couture atelier in the city in the same year. Before establishing herself in Paris, she built a successful career as a fashion and costume designer in Japan. Her fall/winter 1985 haute couture collection is typical of her expansive oeuvre, which combines precise Parisian tailoring with a Japanese aesthetic.

East Asian Fashion Designers in Local and International Markets

Yuniya Kawamura

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. East Asia 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Fashion is often equated with modern European high fashion, and since it is normally seen as a specifically Western development, its role in the creation of style by non-Western designers, especially by East Asian designers, used to be generally unrecognized and ignored. East Asians started to adopt a Western style of dress only recently. Western clothing and fashion appeared in Japan during the Meiji era (1868–1912), and it was a desired symbol of modernization encouraged by Emperor Meiji. Almos

Japanese Fashion*

Yuniya Kawamura

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

Encyclopedia entry

During the Taisho period (1912–1926), wearing Western clothing continued to be a symbol of sophistication and an expression of modernity. It was in this period that working women such as bus conductors, nurses, and typists started wearing Western clothes in everyday life. By the beginning of the Showa period (1926–1989), men’s clothing had become largely Western, and by this time, the business suit was gradually becoming standard apparel for company employees. It took about a century for Western

Type 3: Hanae Mori Attainment of the Ultimate Designer Status in Paris

Yuniya Kawamura

Source: The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion. Dress, Body, Culture 2004

Book chapter

Initial investment to set up the business, as well as the costs of creating a collection twice a year in a prestigious location, setting up shops in several other countries and in France (Crane 1997a) can be very high. Haute Couture is a business that requires a certain amount of funding to start and also to maintain. Without the considerable amount of economic and social capital that Mori had, the designer could not rent a workroom in the most prestigious area of Paris, hire at least twenty-five

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