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    A ‘Kimono’ is a traditional Japanese garment originally worn by women as well as men. The term basically translates to English as ‘a thing to wear’. Fabric-wise there are lots of different versions around today, mostly based on cotton or silk. The traditional cut of a ‘Kimono’ is a loose fitting, ankle-length robe, mostly tucked to the body with a belt-like ribbon called ‘obi’. The ‘Kimono’ became internationally popular during the early 1970s, when designer like ‘Diane von Fuerstenberg‘ adapted the traditional garment to something known as the ‘Wrap Dress‘ in today’s fashion. It also made an earlier appearance in the world of fashion when Paul Poiret introduced his invention of a ‘Kimono Coat’ in 1904.

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