Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Wabi Sabi - Word of the day

Have you ever heard about this word?
Wabi sabi is a Japanese word that is about aesthetic.
This young man captured perfectly the wabi sabi spirit. Why ?
Wabi Sabi aesthetic 
Wabi-Sabi is a primarily Japanese aesthetic which in simplest terms means a sort of imperfect beauty, and a feeling of impermanence.
This term is often used to describe the aesthetic of designers such as Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons. This often results in unfinished hems and seams, as though the clothes just effortlessly came together like that and were just perfectly complete as-is, without the need for fussy trimmings. 

In technical terms this means not trying to shape the material too much, not trying to add in too many panels or darts, and avoiding embellishment all together, aside from a simple topstitch at times.

As I like wikpedia, and i think it's great, I will telle you what they say :
Wabi now connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, and can be applied to both natural and human-made objects, or understated elegance. It can also refer to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object.  
Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs.

 Japanese fashion, but also Ikebana ( Flower arrangement) Zen gardens and Bonzaï,, Haiku (japanese poetry Japanese tea ceremony) or the japanese tea ceremony exemplify a wabi-sabi aesthetic
 Only things that I like!

I love Japan so much. I feel so sad about what happened last Friday, this a descriptiveness drama.

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