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Book: Out of Fashion/ The new Fashion

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For my birthday I got the book 'Out of fashion /The new fashion' by Birgitta de Vos. A book about the world of textiles. The world I love so much. Beautiful photography combined with texts.
All done by Birgitta herself.
Birgitta de Vos writes in her book the followings quotes:
It is a picture poetry book embracing time as a treasure. Away from the fast lane of fashion it takes us on an inspirational world tour meeting forgotten textile makers and methods.
It is in love with the proces of creation and embraces time as a treasure. Silent branding, mending, contemplative clothing and unplugged crafting reminding us again who we really are: creative beings.
The beauty of this book starts with the cover.




A little strip of unbleeched cotton is wrapped around the page. A fabric which we all know and is used in many garments we wear on a daily basis.
The book is filled with visual poetry from all over the world. Starting with 'Timeless White' and ending with 'Eternal Time'



And inb…

Kimono's by the House of Matsuzakaya

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Last May we visited Paris for a few days. 
Paris for us means next to enjoying every moment that we stay there visiting exhibitions. This time we have visited some unexpected exciting musuems.
As was Musée Guimet: The National museum for Asiatic art.
One of the exhibitions shown there was: 'Kimono: Au bonheur des dames'. The exhibition is nog longer on view, but this article will show you what you have missed.

The exhibition showed about 100 kimono's and other artisanal products from the house 'Matsuzakaya'. This Japanese firm, founded in 1611 in Nagoya by Sukemichi "Ranmaru" Itö was originally a modest manufactory of silk kimono and Japanese laquerware. 

In 1736 the company expaneded its business to the retail sale of cotton and linen kimono's.
The logo from the firm hasn't changed over the years and was visible on a few iems.
Being one of the leading kimono factories in the world the huge collection from this firm is incredible.
For a textile lover as …