This longtime Malaysian fashion icon was originally a long, straight, Arab-inspired top of plain woven cotton. The Nyonyas, the women of the early Peranakan community, gradually transformed it into a shapely, embroidered, translucent blouse, fastened with a set of chained brooches and worn with a matching hand-drawn batik sarong.
Sheer, romantic, alluring, yet sedate, the designs of Nyonya kebaya crosses several generations and cultures.
This book showcases the collection of Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
|Introduction: A Love for Beautiful Things|
|The Nyonyas: A Brief History|
|Sheer Silhouettes: Nyonya Kebaya through the Ages|
|Gems from the Straits: A Selection from the Kebaya Collection of Datin Seri Endon Mahmood|
|Charmed Impressions: The Artistry of the Kebaya|
|Women of Style: Completing the Nyonya Look|
|The Future: Applications of a Fashion Icon|
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Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 15th October 2004
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 23.62 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.23