From rural to urban – 400 years of Western fashion, China National Silk Museum

Western fashion is the core and mainstream of contemporary international fashion. Contemporary international fashion is increasingly diversified, and the elements of the East, the region, Asia, Africa, South America and various branches of culture are constantly blending. However, the influence of Western fashion is still a big one. The China Silk Museum selected about 408 pieces of high-end collections from nearly 40,000 Western fashion collections and exhibited them in the newly built Western fashion house. The exhibits include costumes from various important periods in the 17th and 20th centuries in Europe and America. The five sections show the development track of Western fashion for four hundred years, the characteristics of the times, the style of dress, and the connection and influence of fashion and art.

Most of the exhibits are representative costumes in the history of Western costumes, or have the typical characteristics of the costumes of the period. Including the 17th century Baroque dress, 18th century Chinese dress, Polish skirt, Panier silhouette dress and Jane Austen skirt, Basil skirt in the 19th century imperialism. Half of the exhibits of the 20th century are from the hands of outstanding designers such as Jeanne Lanvin, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga, and Givenchy ( Hubert deGivenchy), Pierre Balmain, etc. In addition, there is a set of clothing display blocks, showing beautiful shoes, handbags, jewelry, and cosmetics from the end of the 19th century to the 20th century.

At the end of the 1930s, the exaggerated X-shape of romanticism faded. Since the 1940s, exquisite prints have shown a feminine touch. More and more women are more willing to choose a variety of printed fabrics. Semi-abstract patterns and soft floral patterns are very popular. At the same time, the use of new wool fabrics allows the printing machine to print clearer and more vivid colors.

Around the end of the 1880s, Basil reached its most exaggerated form. In the last decade of the 19th century, Basel suddenly fell into a small cushion of support placed behind the waist. The profile of the garment suddenly changed into an “hourglass type” for a period of time. We often refer to this period as “the turn of the century” or “the 90s of joy”. “Lambskin sleeves” are once again popular, bulging in the sleeves, and the elbows to the wrists gradually tighten.

In the 1910s, clothes were no longer divided into tops and skirts. High waist and straight lines were popular at the time. This dress is decorated with pink printed silk satin and tulle lace, and the hem of the waist skirt and the edges of the sleeves are embellished with silky beads. However, the upper body of the skirt still has fish bone support. This dress is an example of the transition from the corsage period of the 19th century to the period of liberation underwear. The design of the multi-layered skirt also broke the rigid shape of the straight line and became the popular style at that time.

In the 1920s, women’s pursuit of thin and bare, wearing a warm coat is very necessary. The coat is usually made into a kimono and wraps the entire body. This collection is a warm fur coat with loose sleeves and a Chinese brocade lining. If you don’t wear such a fur coat, those prapa girls may not be able to stand it.

China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China

Located in West Lake, Hangzhou, China Silk Museum is a national silk professional museum and the world’s largest silk museum. It covers an area of ​​five hectares, with a building area of ​​8,000 square meters and an exhibition area of ​​3,000 square meters. It was officially opened on February 26, 1992. .

“Promoting the ancient silkworm cocoon culture and opening up the new Silk Road”, the China Silk Museum displays 5,000 years of silk history and culture. Its basic exhibitions include the Preface Hall, the Historical Relics Hall, the Silk Hall, the Dyeing and Weaving Hall, the Modern Achievement Hall, etc. Five parts.

The China Silk Museum is an elegant environment with a soft and elegant architectural style. The mulberry gardens in the museum are dyed with grass and small bridges, allowing people to enjoy the scenery of nature. The museum also has a variety of silk shopping malls, Jinxiu Gallery, Jingluntang high-end custom, etc., is a good place for recreation.

The China Silk Museum will not only become the largest silk-themed textile and apparel museum in China, but will also be the theme pavilion of the Silk Road and Silk Road, which will become an important window for the promotion of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road.