It’s funny how things that were originally just household reliables, used every day without a second thought, can turn into art. That’s what happened with boro, which is an art born from poverty, as Japanese families patched and mended their textiles so as to keep on using them as long as possible. 396 more words
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It must seem peculiar to a good many people. Why do this thing called life modelling? Whatever is the point of performance art? Answers may be various, but for me: I find it ever more enriching to do fabulously weird things in increasingly wonderful places with truly extraordinary people. 1,190 more words
Literally translated as “rags”, boro are heavily patched bedcovers and clothing made by the rural poor of Japan.
Although cotton was grown in southern Japan from the 16th century onwards, it was only the richer urban dwellers who could afford it. 458 more words
Last night was the AW14 F&F Fashion show at Somerset House, over the last few months the brand has grown from strength to strength.
There was a vintage vibe to the ladies collection with ladylike silhouettes, drop-waist dresses, sheer polka-dot blouses, sequin skirts and faux fur jackets in an array of dusty pinks and greys. 84 more words