Wearers have to master a complex sequence of knots to tie the traditional kimono tightly, meaning it is reserved for special occasions. Designers have reworked the kimono for daily wear. Photos: EPA

How Japanese designers made kimono fashionable again

Whether body-hugging and slashed to miniskirt-length or incorporating modern touches, such as fur-lined hoods, denim and polyester, Japan's traditional garment has been reinvented

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Wearers have to master a complex sequence of knots to tie the traditional kimono tightly, meaning it is reserved for special occasions. Designers have reworked the kimono for daily wear. Photos: EPA
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