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Hima, which is written as “閑” in Chinese characters, is a "moment in the flow." It is a serene moment that strengthens and holds the whole movement, like “rest” in a musical score. This concept is also often seen in Japanese culture, such as “kare-san-sui,” which is another idea that shows “yohaku-no-bi” and translates to “the beauty of blank space.” In this collection, an appreciation for “hima” is represented through color, fabric texture, and silhouette.

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FoF 2023 at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC

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