Dr. Toby Slade

Dr. Toby Slade

Associate Professor

University of Tokyo

 

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2009
Japanese Fashion: A Cultural History
Berg Publishers
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Japanese Fashion examines the entire sweep of Japanese clothing history, from the sophisticated fashion systems of late-Edo period kimonos to the present day, providing possible theories of how Japan made this fashion journey and linking current theories of fashion to the Japanese example. From the awkward Edwardian tailcoats and the bustle dresses of the 1870s first encounters with Western clothes, to the suave and chic modern boys and flapperesque modern girls, of 1920s and 1930s, the story of modern Japanese fashion is as fascinating as it is unique. It is in this remarkably idiosyncratic aesthetic history that is the foundation for the distinct and revolutionary styles of the Japanese designers and myriad subcultures of today. The book is unique in that it provides the first full history of the last two hundred years of Japanese clothing and is unique in including Asian fashion as part of global fashion and a necessary and important part of fashion theory. It adds a hitherto absent continuity to the understanding of historical and current fashion in Japan. And it is pioneering in offering possible theories to account for that entire history and commenting on how that entire history changes our understanding of the way fashion works. 


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2013        
Australian Economic History Review Volume 53 Issue 3.
Review: Penelope Francks and Janet Hunter, eds, 
The Historical Consumer: Consumption and Everyday Life in Japan, 1850-2000.
Wiley Publishing Asia and the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand


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2013        
Feel & Think: A New Era of Tokyo Fashion
Principle Catalogue Essay: 
Duelling Beauties in Japanese Fashion: The Deep Roots of a New Era
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation & National Art School 


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2013
Art and Australia Volume 50 No. 5 Spring 2013
Review: Feel and Think: A New Era of Tokyo Fashion
Art & Australia, Paddington, NSW


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2014        
Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopaedia 
Chapter: Tabi
Edited by Annette Lynch and Mitchell D.Strauss
Rowman & Littlefield


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2014        
Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopaedia 
Chapter: Haori
Edited by Annette Lynch and Mitchell D.Strauss
Rowman & Littlefield


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2014        
Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopaedia 
Chapter: Happi
Edited by Annette Lynch and Mitchell D.Strauss
Rowman & Littlefield


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2012        
Monumenta Nipponica Volume 67 Number 2
Review: Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts 1868-2000
Sophia University


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2012        
Fashion the Whole Story 
Chapter: Meiji Japan (1868–1912)
Quarto Publishing, Editor Katharina Hahn


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2012        
Fashion the Whole Story 
Chapter: Japan—The Edo Period (1603–1863)
Quarto Publishing, Editor Katharina Hahn


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2011        
The Berg Fashion Encyclopedia 
Chapter: Japanese Sartorial Modernity
Oxford University Press, Editor Joanne Eicher


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2011        
Samurai.jp Genuine Japan
Chapter: From Kimono to Outrageous Street Styles
Samurai.jp Association, Editors Daisuke Saito


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2010        
The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives
Chapter: The Japanese Consumer
Routledge, Editors Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil 


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2009        
The Men’s Fashion Reader    
Chapter: The Japanese Suit and Modernity
Berg Publications, Editors Peter McNeil and Vicki Karaminas


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2009
Fashion in Fiction
Chapter: Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s Naomi and the Power of Foreign Clothing in Early Modern Japanese Fiction    
Berg Publications, Editors Peter McNeil, Vicki Karaminas and Catherine Cole
Routledge, Editors Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil


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2009        
Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence
Chapter: Alternative Fashion Histories: Sartorial Modernity in East Asia
Melbourne University Press, Editor Jaynie Anderson


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