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Fashion-forward trends still hark back

Style & Design Jun 23, 2019

Fashion-forward trends still hark back

by Samuel Thomas

My mentor in all things fashion, a Parisienne buyer who prefers to remain unnamed, once confidently asserted in her usual grandiose manner, "You know that fashion is over when designers start relying on irony." She was referring to the "it's cool because it isn't, ...

Here's to good old household items

Style & Design | ON: DESIGN Jun 23, 2019

Here's to good old household items

by Mio Yamada

Manufacturing in Japan has had a lot to contend with since its latter Showa Era (1926-1989) golden years. With so many cheaper imports available, locally made everyday items are becoming increasingly harder to find. But there are some manufacturing stalwarts out there who are ...

Japan is ready for Milan Salone 2019

Style & Design | ON: DESIGN Mar 24, 2019

Japan is ready for Milan Salone 2019

by Mio Yamada

As Salone del Mobile (April 9-14) in Milan, Italy, approaches, some of Japan's top designers are now releasing teasers for their contributions to the world's largest interior and furniture fair. This month On: Design previews a few installations that look set to promote Japan's ...