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UK designer Nicola Glass unveils first Kate Spade collection

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A new chapter started in the Kate Spade story on Friday in New York as Northern Irish designer Nicola Glass unveiled her first collection for the American fashion house. In the three months since the eponymous brand’s founder killed herself, the fashion house has experienced something of a renaissance, as the designer’s rags to riches tale struck a chord. Despite the fact that Spade herself had been disassociated with her namesake company since 2006 when she sold control to the Neiman Marcus Group, Tapestry, which […]

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How clothes look different on display

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An outfit on a particular body suggests a certain lifestyle or role, and only by separating a garment from the wearer can we appreciate the clothing for its own merits. Joanne Entwistle tells us that “dress cannot be understood without reference to the body” [1]. Without a body, a garment’s potential is unfulfilled, and clothes that are not worn have a “sinister otherworldliness” [2]. Much as I respect Entwistle’s writing, I am inclined to disagree. When we first encounter a garment, it is often hung […]