What are Button ?

Function and decoration

They are the details of a dress and have a duel role of function and decoration. Their true importance is only really discovered with the loss of one of them. Although only a small detail of the whole style, they sometimes become more important than the whole; they can destroy the whole or give it a totally different meaning. They can serve as a mirror, a lens, or the eyes in the history of culture and dress. Unbuttoning means an exposure of a secret.

Contact point of a technology with a mode.

Buttons have been manufactured both as handicrafts and factory products, and thus they reflect the changing face of culture and fashion through both sides of technology. Because the button is a small object, it rapidly responds to the fashion of the times and can easily utilise the latest materials experimentally.

Button Photo

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