The history of Costume development

- Jul 18, 2018-

The history of Costume development:

Chinese costume has a long history and can be traced back to ancient times. In Beijing Zhoukoudian Ape-man cave had unearthed about 18,000 years ago spicules. In Hemudu Neolithic site in Yuyao, Zhejiang, there are also tubular spicules and other objects unearthed.
It can be inferred that these spicules were used for sewing original clothes. The first clothes that Chinese ancestors wore were the aprons made of leaves or skins. Later, each dynasty costumes have its characteristics, which is closely related to agricultural, animal husbandry and textile production level. In the spring and autumn and Warring States period, men and women dress general coat and next clothes connected "deep clothing" style. Hemp, ramie and GE Fabrics are the bulk of the working people's clothing materials. The rulers and nobles used silk fabrics heavily. Some areas also use wool, feather and wood fibres for textile fabrics. The Han Dynasty, silk, hemp fiber spinning, weaving and printing and dyeing technology has been developed, dyeing yarn, burnt-out, silk, brocade, cloth, silk and so on, clothing materials are greatly enriched. Unearthed in the Han Dynasty, the Buddhist clothing only weighs 49 grams, can be seen with mulberry silk made of thin and transparent long clothes. Sui and Tang Dynasties, the rulers also made strict grading of clothing to make clothing a symbol of power. Noisy rice daily fabrics widely used linen, skirt materials are generally used silk. With the increase of exchanges between China and foreign countries, splatter also have influence on each other, such as the costume of the regiment is influenced by Persia, while the monks are wearing Indian-style garments "robes". Today's Japanese kimono still retains the costume style of the Tang Dynasty in China. The Tang and Song dynasties to the Ming Dynasty splatter mostly undress the big sleeve, the coat mostly is the robe. In the Qing Dynasty, the Manchu splatter, such as the Mandarin jacket and cheongsam, were worn with short jackets and trousers. In modern times, due to the development of textile industry, the variety and quantity of fabrics which can be made of garments have increased, which has promoted the production of garments.

After the Xinhai Revolution, especially after movement absorption of Western splatter characteristics of Zhongshan clothing, student clothing, etc. began to appear. After 1950, Zhongshan Clothing has almost become the national popular clothing, gown nearly disappeared. With the appearance of a large number of high-quality fabrics, clothing styles have also developed.
Modern fashion design has become a branch of arts and crafts, and garment production has been industrialized high-volume. According to the three generations, the clothes of the system, it can be seen, although different, but in addition to the Crown clothing, only the Xuan End (end clothing) deep clothing both, its most widely used. The Xuan end is from the emperor to the scholar, all can serve, deep clothing is from the emperor to commoners all can serve ... As for the deep clothing, then the tailoring seam overlapping part, moves the etiquette, so the cheap can be served, you can also be served, the court can be served, Yan Private can be served, the emperor's service to the old age, the princes to serve the sacrifice of the meal, the doctor to Xi to see the private, commoners service to the guests, cover also has no grade. The end of the garment does not cut, not evil kill, not round, do not hide, not waste. Its value is eight feet eight inches, each length is two feet two inches, the Four Corners founder, so that the end. Its dress, the first three, after four, to have a myriad of pieces, that is the only dress. The ancients had "toward the black End, Xi deep clothing."