Piecing Together a Fashion Statement

Mr. Damirji had always hated wearing ties. “They always represented someone breathing down my neck. Some teacher,” he said. “But at the same time I used to be fascinated by the beautiful prints.” It also has been more difficult than he expected to work with some ecclesiastical textiles dating from the 17th and 18th centuries…

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She Fell in Love With Craftsmanship

From the sleek totes and compact clutches of her debut collection, called Initiale, Ms. Ahmimou has gravitated toward more voluminous shapes, which she said recall the rectangular bag for a JVC camera that her family used to take on trips, and multipocket designs she likens to “mobile architecture,” worked in sunbaked tones of clay, olive…

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A Royal Pavilion is Rebuilt in Seoul

SEOUL — Three years after being dismantled piece by piece, a 19th-century pavilion where Korean royalty once frolicked has been reassembled, and lotus flowers — the ancient symbol of rebirth — will bloom again on its pond in the spring. The Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, a 450-square-foot hexagonal jewel box of a building constructed in wood for…

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Choreographing a Life Together (on TikTok)

The first time Marideth Leigh Batchelor met Austin Jeffrey Telenko, she was wearing wiener dog pajama shorts and a baggy T-shirt. “I looked crazy,” Ms. Batchelor, 23, said with a laugh. Both professional dancers and choreographers, Ms. Batchelor and Mr. Telenko in September 2019 had been cast in “Dead Man’s Party,” a Halloween-themed production at…

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