The release of Thuy Linh Nguyen Tus latest study on fashion and culture, The Beautiful Generation, coincided with the recent Chinese New Year, an event that exemplified issues addressed in her book.
Stéphane Mallarmés fashion magazine La Dernière mode, Gazette du monde et de la Famille has long presented something of a conundrum for those lucky enough to come upon it.
FashionEast, opens with a self-evident, though provocative, question: Can fashiona phenomenon deeply rooted in its own past and the past of Western civilizationstart from zero? The answer is implicit in the question: no, it cannot.
While Nocturnes, a collection of poetry and images, is not a tribute to the pianist, it is, in part, inspired by the same sensibilities.
The overture of Wim Wenderss 1989 documentary Notebook on Cities and Clothes is accompanied by the directors voiceover on the concept of identity: The word itself gives me shivers. It rings of calm, comfort, contentedness. What is it, identity? To know where you belong? To know your self worth? To know who you are? How do you recognize identity?