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Jehee Sheen’s offering for the AW 13 season is like a drawing of the social forces of the time, reflecting the political and cultural climate of global capitalism. The fashion narrative starts with the streamline business suits, black coats, rain coats and vintage men’s outwear. Sheen is depicting the western industrial ideas of society, with the western man’s accepted aesthetic. But on top of the high fashion suits and coats lies a layer of eastern thought. The bowler hats, the Japanese style oversized slacks and the “Yohji Yamamoto-esque” silhouettes represent the socio-economic expansion of Asia. The collection is receptive to the global chess game of intersecting civilizations. On one hand, the clothing is rooted on the century old power of western capitalism. And on the other hand, there lies the amplifying presence of Asian civilizations.