EMAH THE LABEL

BY ELLIE HOTTINGER

Wabi Sabi

Ellie HottingerComment

Wabi Sabi was the theme of my senior thesis collection.  It’s a Japanese concept that embraces the imperfect and the incomplete, offering that these qualities are what make something unique and beautiful. the inspiration stemmed from wilted flower petals that I became completely obsessed with. The change in both color and texture from their “death” captivated me and emulated this principle so perfectly even before I knew what it was.

I still think about this every time I see wilting flowers, and what a lovely reminder it is! Not only as it relates to objects but to humans and to life as well. Every so often the flower shop next door to me adorns it’s steps with petals and I go nuts for it. I love it. Scroll to see Wabi Sabi in action as the day wore on and so did the petals.

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