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November 24, 2017
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Alex Korchynski

William Morris: renowned textile designer of the late-nineteenth century, founder of the Arts and Crafts movement, fan of Gothic architecture, Renaissance man - and now an artistic influence at New York fashion week. Alex Korchynski observes as Morris's work comes full circle.

By Alex Korchynski

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Alex Korchynski

Toronto Canada

An American in Toronto, Alex was once described by Kanye West in his seminal work All Falls Down as a "single, white female, addicted to retail." She is a hoarder of loafers and is currently working on a dual degree in history and art history at the University of Toronto. You can find her musings (and complaints) on Twitter: @AlexEKorch.

Men's fashion has seen a renaissance of sorts with the inception of London Collections: Men over the past few seasons. Although there were a few stunning avant-garde designs for S/S 2014, Savile Row tailors showed that the classics never go out of style.

Le Corbusier's use of the technological advances of industrialisation in rational, calculated ways made him one of the 20th century's most influential architects. A couple of New York exhibits and recently published books have made 2013 the summer of Le Corbusier.

The Great Gatsby's costume designer, Catherine Martin, has collaborated with Brooks Brothers on a Jazz Age-inspired menswear collection. As America's finest haberdashery and a personal favourite of F. Scott Fitzgerald's, who better to release a collection worthy of East & West Egg society?

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