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Books on Helvey’s coffee table, including Sonomama by photographer Taishi Hiroawa and stylist Kimie Hata: “It’s one of the most beautifully understated fashion books I’ve ever seen. [They] basically rounded up a bunch of Japanese designer clothing and asked rural workers to dress in the garments on the spot. I feel like they captured a unique perspective about designer clothing in general and the people who wear them. Sonomama means ‘(adv.) just like that; just as you are; unchanged; as before; in a natural state; don’t move an inch,’ which I find refreshing these days in fashion.”