Anime USA 2014 has ended
Everyone here at Anime USA is excited you’ve come to join us this year as we celebrate Japanese fashion for 2014! This schedule will provide you with descriptions, locations, and times for each event taking place at Anime USA. We’ve brought together an amazing group of musicians, voice actors, fashion designers, artists, cosplayers, educational guests, DJs, vendors, maids, and hosts to bring you an Anime USA like never before. Enjoy panels, workshops, AMV showings, dances, games, and more! 
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Friday, October 3 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
History of Cross-cultural Fashion Borrowing

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Ever seen those 18th century paintings of French women dressed as harem girls?  What about the craze for all things Japanese in the 1890s?  Did you know there was even a brief trend for ruffs and breeches in 16th century Japan?  Cross-cultural fashion borrowing has been going on for as long as humans have had other cultures to borrow from.  This lecture will explore the interesting and weird borrowings throughout history.

Theme & Educational Guests

Kass McGann

Fashion Historian, Reconstructing History
Kass McGann has been studying historical clothing ever since the Textile Curator at the National Museum of Ireland told her she asked too many questions and why didn't she just come over and have a look for herself. So she did! That was 20 years ago.Since then, her interests have... Read More →

Friday October 3, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

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