Palate cleansing: how fashion prepares for a new season

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14th March, 2021
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Around this time of year, the fashion world often speaks of “palate cleansing”. Primed to begin shedding the heavy layers that have kept us warm all winter but not quite ready to embrace the full-on floral optimism of spring just yet, this in-between phase can be likened to the bland crackers consumed between sips of different wines at a tasting to remove any lingering aftertastes or the pickled ginger served with sushi to prepare the...

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