Popular Post ItsHelloPattiagain June 1, 2019 Popular Post Share June 1, 2019 Quote In my opinion, unfinished hems are ugly, whether they are inspired by Wabi-Sabi or not. If you need that much explanation as to why clothes look the way they do, you've already walked away because the odd button or unfinished hem, or whatever is unappealing and you don't want to look like a hot mess. You're not going to explain your garment to people -- "yes, I know that my buttons are crooked and I am missing a buttonhole and my sleeves have no hem, but this top is inspired by the Wabi-Sabi, which is the appreciation of imperfection." THIS. Wabi-Sabi is when something has an imperfection but the intention is to be done correctly. A perfect example is a cracked piece of pottery and the Japanese would repair it with gold. Likewise, I read a story months before watching PR about a man who had a kimono that he continually repaired with gold thread which emphasized that it was worn, but repaired. The worn parts were celebrated. It seemed like Tessa's Wabi-Sabi aesthetic was just her not wanting to finish something, not repairing something that had been damaged. What if she had added gold stitching to her clothing in order to reflect Wabi-Sabi? Even if I go to TJ Maxx I'm expecting a hem on my discount dress. I just cant imagine high end clothing with no hems and crooked buttonholes. 10 18 Link to comment
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