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Asian Fashion Overview by TimeStar Asian Fashion Overview by TimeStar
Creation: Fall 2007

Category: Miscellanous



I don't quite remember why I doodled this except for sheer boredom. It's a survey of the major fashion styles of several Asia-Arabic countries, including the:

- Japanese kimono
- Korean hanbok
- Chinese cheongsam, Ming style qi pao, and Tang han fu
- Vietnamese ao dai
- Indian sari and lengha
- Pakistani salwar kameez
- Iranian djellaba(?)
- Saudi Arabian djellaba

and the hijab.

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Hey, there! Enjoy asian fashion? Take a look at my Asian fashion tumblrs!

Koikishu ---> [link]

Tang-Han-Wa ---> [link]
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:iconzutara1994:
zutara1994 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Student Artist
so the Chinese cheongsam is the Qi Pao there is the Ao Dai too Ming is the Chang'ao  and the Tang is the hanfu right ?
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TimeStar Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, if you want to get technical, in Chinese fashion history, there are three significant periods of fashion. From the Qin to the Song dynasty (221 BCE - 1279CE), the outfit labeled "Tang" was the common style of dress. It's formal name is "ruqun." I called it "Tang" because the greatest variations and popularity of this outfit were during the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE). The outfit labeled "Ming" was common from the Yuan to the Ming dynasty (1271-1644 CE). With the influence of the Mongols, "mandarin style" tops and coats were very popular in women's fashion. The "Ming" outfit is very stereotypical of the Ming dynasty and was known as "aoqun." Both the "Tang" and "Ming" dynasty outfits are considered "hanfu," which simply means the "clothing of the Han people."

After the Ming dynasty came the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 CE), where the conquering Manchurian people forced the native Chinese (a.k.a. Han) people to adopt their native costume (the Qi-Pao) as a sign of submission to their rule. The original Qi-Pao is a rectangular, column-like dress; not the form-fitting sexy dress we think of today. The sexy version of the qipao (also known as the Cheongsam in Cantonese) was created in Shanghai during the 1930s during the "Republic of China" period before China's communist revolution in 1949. I, personally, do not use the words "Qi-Pao" and "cheongsam" interchangeably. In my mind, "Qi-Pao"is used to mean the long, loose dresses worn from 1644-1929; whereas "cheongsam" represents the form-fitting dress popular from the 1930s to the present day. In fact, the only reason we have any cheongsam today is because, when Communist China tried to erase the cheongsam as a "capitalist-symbolizing garment with ties to China's imperial past," the local women of Hong Kong continued to use the garment as an everyday outfit until the late 1970s. Since Hong Kong is located near Southern China, where Cantonese is the common dialect of Chinese, I use the Cantonese pronunciation for "qi-pao," which is "cheongsam."

Hope this answers your question and I'm sorry if I over-answered your question...^^()
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zutara1994 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Artist
thanks
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zutara1994 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Artist
what the list of names of the Asian Fashion ? 
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TimeStar Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The countries where each outfit is from
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:iconzutara1994:
zutara1994 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Artist
oh thanks
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Gwiber49ofIreland Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Beautiful!
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MuteStorm Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
They're all very distinctive and beautiful.... FREE flying hearts Icon 
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empoleon92 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Have China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea - they are sinosphere. But whitout Mongol. Asia if not Mongol, then not Asia :D
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SapphireLov3 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Artist
lol nyv :)
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Rowdyruffgril Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Artist
Cool
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:icontimestar:
TimeStar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^_^
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Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gnah, where is Hanfu? QAQ
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The top, right hand corner with the word Tang in parenthesis. I didn't know much about hanfu at the time, so it's very limited.
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Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This top is a Qipao, not Hanfu. XD
But yes, your right. ^^
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In the top, right hand corner is Tang-dynasty style hanfu. Next to it, towards the left, is Qing dynasty style qipao and next to it, is Republic of China style qipao.
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dandandanao Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Artist
Wow It's really nice
Thanks a lot for this pic ^_^
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome. Whenever I have the time, I may make an updated version with corrections and more asian fashions, so keep a look out! ^_^
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's alright I drew this when I was bored in class, and without reference images, so I was bound to be incorrect on some of them. Would you happen to know what they wear or where I can find good reference photos?
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dandandanao Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Artist
Ok... I'll wait for it happily ^_^
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These are very nice! ^^ The folds on the sari and ao dai look great. :)

The only thing I have to say is..Hijab is not worn with salwar kameez. Instead, a dupatta is worn. Dupatta are much looser than hijab, and show more hair. They aren't always worn around the head, either, but around the neck as well. These are some women wearing dupatta:
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you very much! ^_^ I admit I made this sketch when I was distracted at school, so I didn't have a chance to double-check my accuracy. ::bows deeply:: Thank you for correcting my ignorance.
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JustNineLetters Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This as been such a great help to me! Thank You!
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! If you'd like to see some more great examples of Asian fashion, check out my tumblr, Koikishu - 'Stylish Master"! [link]
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JustNineLetters Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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PrincesaSevilla Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple but pretty!
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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HeartsPrince Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
I like it.
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:icontimestar:
TimeStar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^_^
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LunarStarwhisper Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Glad you didn't miss the Aodai ^^
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:icontimestar:
TimeStar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried to be thorough. ^_^
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Very nice, usefull too.,..

Cheongsam, to be technical, is a modern era creation of Qing (or Republican China?) dynasty, I think, maybe some manchu light influance... or occidental.
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed. It was an early attempt at modernization, circa the 1930s, of the Qing dynasty Qi Pao. The Qing dynasty was manchurian and, therefore, so is Qi Pao.
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Now, to be technical, Manchus were long sinized, so by now, its kinda Han too, no? ;)
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sinized? o.O
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
To have been china-ised, han-ified, to become chinese (culturaly and all). Because out of clothings maybe... Does the manchu rulers and nobles kept much of their culture? I heard the language died...
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, since the Qing (a.k.a. Manchurian) dynasty lasted for 300 years, most Han Chinese had several generations of family members who wore Qing-style Qi Pao.

And since the Qing dynasty nobles promoted the suppression of Han chinese clothing and culture, most Han Chinese just simply forget that Qi Pao is, in fact, the ethnic costume of the Manchurian people.

There is actually a movement ongoing in China for a return to Han-Fu as the recognized national costume of China rather than the Qi Pao or Cheongsam.
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Not sure if it would work... Time passed on both, and probably, there is also peoples who want modern styles...

Mind you, as a Quebecker, I am not totaly ignorant of the issues of the past of your nation, being the descendant of New France settlers in north america...
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insensitive86 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
awesum:)
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ChiibiLady Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Tottaly cute outfits!
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ErickaUbasa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice I learnt something today, hehehe thanks!
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ErickaUbasa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice I learnt something today, hehehe thanks!
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10Katie1993 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
If I could I love to make them into fabric. I love to sew these.^^ So cute
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pyrasterran Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
handy guide is handy
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TimeStar Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you think so.
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nixequeen45 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ao dai and Tang hanfus forevers! You did a splendid job on these! If you do this when you're bored, I'd love to see what you can do when focused!! ^^
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TimeStar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why, thank you! I guess we will just have to wait and see. ^_^
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nixequeen45 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't wait >w< I've made some Asian fashion stuff, myself. Feel free to check it out :3
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vVvVvVv Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Even though I'm Viet, I think the hangbok is the cutest!! :heart:
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