A Leiter shade of New York

May 30, 2017

A Leiter shade of New York

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Mix up Miles Davis, some French post-impressionism, Max Ernst, haiku by Matsuo Basho, experimental scores of Morton Feldman, Cubism, Utamaro shunga (erotic art) and Hokusai ukiyo-e, plus some Norman Rockwell, Mark Rothko and Franz Kline. Steep for 60-odd years. Saul Leiter’s work is all ...

Tokyo-based website offers 'genderless' clothing alterations

/ May 15, 2017

Tokyo-based website offers 'genderless' clothing alterations

A clothing repair company has launched an online service aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers who might be reluctant to use brick-and-mortar stores for alterations. Tokyo-based En Coton set up the website Madam M in September, proclaiming to be Japan’s first “genderless” clothing ...

The unglamorous side to a model lifestyle

Jan 25, 2017

The unglamorous side to a model lifestyle

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Fun facts: As of December 2016, the average rent for an apartment in New York was $3,046. The rent for a 23-sq.-meter unit at a micro-apartment that went up in Kips Bay last year comes to $2,570, according to 6sqft.com. Then there’s Mark Reay, ...

Jan 22, 2017

Japanese fashion brands coordinate Indonesian foray with JETRO

The Japan External Trade Organization is aiding the Japanese fashion industry’s foray into Indonesia so it can tap growing incomes in the world’s fourth-most populous country. In Jakarta earlier this month, state-backed JETRO organized an event in which 21 fashion labels from Japan were ...