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Elementor #1593

Chris Leba at R13 creates distressed and faded denim outfits that look cutting edge. Lockdown has forced a re-assessment of clothing in terms of formality and context. R13 makes clothes that until lockdown could still be viewed as counter-mainstream, but with a further relaxation of accepted styles or the tendency …

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Customization provides opportunities for brands/fashion

The art and craft of customization is, of course, nothing new. Clothing – the choice to wear what you want – is a form of personal customization that distinguishes you from the crowd or helps you to fit in with your friends, workmates or team. Logo-embossed work dungarees, Scottish tartan …

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Tsumori Chisato – Fashion as Object as Art

Fashion and art frequently merge, but while painting, writing and music are (sometimes erroneously) considered primarily artistic concerns, fashion design arguably belongs to the commercial world (with architecture and graphic design). As Design Museum Director Alice Rawsthorn puts it, “[f]ashion has a practical purpose, whereas art does not.”   Tsumori …

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The Evolution of a Fashion Designer (Chitose Abe of Sacai)

Fashion is not strictly a philosophy, although at times it has become a mirror of philosophical values (think Mormon costume) or has taken on a philosophical role as it (perhaps unwittingly) rides the times it dresses (Vivienne Westwood’s creations). Neither do fashion’s practitioners speak philosophically. As much as the press …

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