Celebrating Imperfection

Japanese culture is known for having strong values when it comes to tradition and craftsmanship. For instance, this can be seen in the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi, which puts forward principles that can be applied in fashion. Wabi Sabi is the art of appreciating beauty in the naturally imperfect world. Wabi Sabi is an ancient aesthetic philosophy that focuses mainly on the old Japanese tradition of the tea ceremony: the pottery used for this ritual is purposely asymmetric and flawed. The crockery is meant to be visibly handcrafted, and each crack, irregular shape...