28 february mmxii
And that has twenty-eight days clear, and twenty-nine in each leap year
February lasts a bit longer this year than the last.¹ An extra day yields blinks, glimpses, breaths—a few of the quieter moments, still and moving, from an already archived New York Fashion Week.
¹2012 is not a common year; it is a leap, or bissextile, year. The addition of this distinguished day, marked as the 29th of February, prevents the drift of time in terms of season and astronomical phases. These occasions do not reiterate in whole numbers so the inclusion of an extraneous day, once every four years, maintains the balance and harmony.
words Doris Ho-Kane
images Mark Ho-Kane (1, 2, 3) and Doris (4)
video A film by DOMAHOKA