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Unfinished textiles — the exposed lines of 12,000 unwoven warp yarns in a panel of jacquard, or sheets of speckled paper from an experimental study in washi — are not what you would expect to find displayed inside a clothing store.

Yet these showpieces of exhibitions “Tadanori Yokoo Issey Miyake” at Issey Miyake Kyoto: Kura Gallery and “Yoshihisa Tanaka × Tokyo Design Studio cooperative research vol.01” at T-House New Balance, Tokyo, reveal a lot about the evolution of fashion and its relationship with art.

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