more fashionable styles. Manufacturers strive to develop new fabrics, stitching techniques, and textiles, and kimono fashion is very different from fashion in the West.
At the time of the Meiji Restoration in 1868, however, Japan started to turn its back on the kimono as part of a general movement towards Westernization. The nation began to emulate Western practices in education, land tax systems, and conscription. In 1872, the Japanese government announced that the royalfamily and government officers should wear Western-style, formal regal attire at ceremonies
line was directed to the aspirational shopper who admired the royalfamily and fantasized about country life on the great Scottish estates. In August 1981, the media immortalised the style in the famous photographs of the honeymooning royal couple, Charles and Diana Windsor, at Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, showing the Princess in a sporty hunting suit designed by Bill Pashley in brown check tweed. 63 Country Casuals offered apparel that captured this look: respectable, durable and comfortable. The brand promoted a soft, pretty ladylike image that