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    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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    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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    A growing economy and greater confidence on the world stage means Korean designers are making waves. The Korean ‘look’ is perhaps less well documented than that of its Japanese neighbour but those thinking Asian design can be categorized under a single Eastern umbrella are ignoring demographical differences between Korea, Japan
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    Jamie Wei Huang S/S 2018 In the west, we have an almost mythical relationship with – if not Japanese designers and trends – what we perceive to be a Japanese approach to style. This often has two strands: an appreciation of the historical and the Japanese focus on simplicity, appropriateness