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The Geisha

Culture clashes are inevitable. Since time immemorial, it has been taken as bad and has caused many upheavals, plaguing societies even in this day and age. But culture appropriation is something that we've always admired, and to exemplify that through fashion has been our greatest pleasure. We think that culture appropriation is something worth celebrating, not to be kept apart or perceived as diabolical.

In this design, we have integrated three different cultures into one motif. Specifically, we have appropriated the Geisha from Japan, Singapore's national flower Vanda Miss Joaquim, as well as stained glass that has its origins in England. The Geisha dons a kimono that is etched with prints of Vanda Miss Joaquim, and yields a traditional hand fan. Her entire being is made of stained glass. 

At the heart of it, the design subtly shows that cultural differences can come together and make up something alluring through art. Casting aside all the terror and conflict that have arose out of cultural clashes, we can view the world as something beautiful. To all of you who appreciate the different cultures that make up the world, this one's for you.

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