The Mianfu robe are typical garments for ancient Chinese emperors. They serve as a micro cosmos that exemplify the unique Chinese aesthetic and sense of the universe.
In as early as the Warring States Period, the sixth emperor of Zhao already realized that although the Zhao army had beer weapons, the long robes worn by generals and warriors were too cumbersome for an army
From the day garments became part of people’s lives, they have been given different significance of social status, lifestyle, aesthetics and cultural concepts. Garments have always been the truest and most straightforward reflection of the social and historical scenes of any given time. In this sense, the history of garments is at the same time a vivid history on the development of civilization.