Book on Traditional Chinese Garments Released in Beijing

ByWang Kaihao and Hu Zhe July 15, 2021
Book on Traditional Chinese Garments Released in Beijing
Visitors appreciate traditional Chinese costume from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in Beijing, on July 13, 2021. The Forbidden City Publishing House launched a new book on Tuesday featuring the collection of Bi Hong, a famed collector of Chinese classical garments. Over 60 court dresses from the Qing Dynasty and more than 110 Beijing embroidery patterns are included in the book. Through photos and related research articles, vital aspects of traditional Chinese costume, including the design style, texture and fabric, color combination, embroidery patterns, stitching and needle work, are covered in the book. [Xinhua]

 

A new book on a key collection of ancient Chinese garments was released on Tuesday at the Cultural and Historical Museum of the Chinese people's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing.

The book, Yun Chang Hua Yi (Fairy-like Clothes, Exquisite Rituals), which was published by The Forbidden City Publishing House, includes a detailed introduction and research articles on 60 garments from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), which were owned by the royal family or aristocrats, and 110 decorative embroidery patterns in typical Beijing style.

The author of this book, Bi Hong, is a Beijing-based fashion designer and private collector who focuses on ancient garments, and who has collected all the garments in the book.

Book on Traditional Chinese Garments Released in Beijing
Visitors appreciate traditional Chinese costume from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in Beijing, on July 13, 2021. [Xinhua]

 

According to Bi, the book is to comprehensively review the development of materials, decorative patterns, colors and craftsmanship necessary to turn fine cloth into exquisite artworks to wear. Beijing-style garments are famed for their refined materials and elegant flavor. The construction technique is now inscribed as a national-level intangible cultural heritage.

"Traditional Chinese garments emphasize the harmony among humans, clothes and the natural environment," Bi said.

"It bears a deep philosophical thinking and the core of Chinese aesthetics. The collection teaches the quintessence of ancient people's clothes-making technique, and mix it into Chinese fashion," she said.

A symposium also was held for the book-release ceremony to explore how to adapt traditional garments into modern life and thus nurture people's fine taste. Some of Bi's collection was on display for the ceremony.

Book on Traditional Chinese Garments Released in Beijing
Visitors appreciate traditional Chinese costume from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in Beijing, on July 13, 2021.  [Xinhua]

 

Book on Traditional Chinese Garments Released in Beijing
The Forbidden City Publishing House launched a new book on Tuesday featuring the collection of Bi Hong, a famed collector of Chinese classical garments. [Xinhua]

 

Book on Traditional Chinese Garments Released in Beijing
Visitors appreciate traditional Chinese costume from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in Beijing, on July 13, 2021.  [Xinhua]

 

Book on Traditional Chinese Garments Released in Beijing
Visitors appreciate traditional Chinese costume from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in Beijing, on July 13, 2021. [For China Daily/Jiang Dong]

 

Book on Traditional Chinese Garments Released in Beijing
Visitors appreciate traditional Chinese costume from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in Beijing, on July 13, 2021.  [For China Daily/Jiang Dong]

 

Book on Traditional Chinese Garments Released in Beijing
The Forbidden City Publishing House launched a new book on Tuesday featuring the collection of Bi Hong, a famed collector of Chinese classical garments. [For China Daily/Jiang Dong]

 

(Source: chinadaily.com.cn)

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