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This week, Alexandra Jacobs had a look at Swords-Smith in Williamsburg. She writes: "Swords-Smith is anti-fast fashion, a locus of the 'slow clothes' movement that has for some reason not caught on like fair trade coffee beans. Its wares do not so much adorn as amuse and challenge...I tried on and very much liked something that used to be called a 'day dress,' by the same designer: 'inspired by lost childhood fantasies of the circus.' It was yellow and printed with elephants. Like 90 percent of the population, I look sickly in yellow, but no matter. It was charming." [NYT]