The mid-1900s was an era of big-screen television and television-friendly furnishings.
And yet, it was also an era when a lot of Indian designers were working with vintage clothing from around the world, including Japanese clothing.
Here are five of the best mid century contemporary dressers.
The Gilded Age: Shibuya, Japan In the 1920s and 1930s, Shibuyas were a major center of fashion, but they were also a very different kind of place.
Shibuyan clothing was often made from materials like leather, silk, silk thread, silk lace, silk tassels, silk tulle, and silk fabrics.
It was a very conservative time, and Shibuys clothing wasn’t always made with traditional fabrics.
But Shibuydresses also weren’t the only fashion houses to make their mark in this era.
Some of the most striking examples are the designer-owned Gilded age clothing brands.
Among the top-of-the-line clothes that Shibuies designers made during this period were: The Ghibli: Ghiblis were Japanese-made garments from the 1920’s and 30s.
The styles included shaggy denim, tailored shirts, and even jackets with woven embroidery.
The company also created a line of stylish handbags, which were the perfect accessories for the Ghibilians.
A favorite among Shibuyois was the Bamboo Forest: This was a colorful collection of shawls and petticoats, including a shawl for the bride to wear on her wedding day.
The bamboo forest also featured a few pieces from the designer’s collection.
Among its standout pieces was a bamboo jacket that featured a headband of a Japanese flower that was inspired by the floral patterns on bamboo leafs.
Shiro Matsu: The name Shiro means “shoulder-length,” which was the style used by Matsu and other mid- to late-century Japanese designers.
Matsu was one of the first to wear a shoulder-length jacket with the G-string style, which he wore for many years, and his designs have been copied by fashion designers since.
Many of the Shiro designs were made in China.
Shiko: Another famous designer from this era was Shiko.
The Shiko collection was a collection of tailored shirts and trousers with a buttoned-up bodice.
Shikis clothing was also made in a variety of fabrics, from leather to silk to cotton.
It is often said that Shiko was influenced by the designs of the Japanese samurai, and some of the clothing pieces were even inspired by samurai armor.
Mitsu: Mitsu is often referred to as the founder of the modern mid-20th century, and he is considered one of Japan’s most influential designers.
He designed a variety (if not all) of clothing items during this era, including jackets, trousers, shirts, boots, and accessories.
His collection of garments includes clothing with buttons, and also included a line called the “Sagittarius” collection.
Many other designers in this period are also credited with creating clothing inspired by their Japanese heritage, like designer Yuka Shino.
He is credited with designing many of the signature Shibu yokai (traditional Japanese suits) in the mid-twentieth century.
Many modern day designers in Japan are also influenced by Mitsu’s designs.
A great example of a mid-1950s-style Shibuye is the designer Yumi Shino, who is credited for designing the iconic Mitsu yokoi suits.
Mitsuko: Mitsuko is a Japanese designer who designed many of her own clothes during this time period.
She is credited as the originator of the popular menswear style.
She was also a pioneer of the use of silk in her garments.
Many mens wear pieces were made with silk.
In addition, many mens clothing was made with the traditional Japanese fabric.
Some notable mens fashion pieces include the designer Mitsu kagamigami, Mitsu shiran, and Mitsu jiwa.
Natsume: Natsumae, also known as Natsumi, is a famous mid- 20th century Japanese designer.
Natsu: This is a designer who is famous for the classic “Bikini” style.
Nato is also famous for his swimwear.
In the mid 20th Century, he was also known for his work on Japanese sports uniforms.
Some early examples of Natsumo clothes are the popular Mito kakumei, which has a white bodice, and the Mito shirakumo, which was made in the 1950s.
Some classic Natsumin designs include the swimwear “Shiro” and the sportswear “Yagumo” (yoga pants).
Natsuzo: Natsu is a fashion designer who started out in Japan in the 1960s, and continues to be influential in Japanese fashion