Wabi-sabi, a perspective at the heart of Japanese aesthetics, conveys a world view rooted in the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Aje explores this idea of cherishing that which grows more beautiful with age for their Spring Summer 20 collection, Impermanence. The imperfect is welcomed as new, and beauty has been found in the accidental and unpredictable.
Welcome to Impermanence, where the ending is also the beginning. Find strong exaggerated silhouettes constructed, then partially deconstructed, bold colours and textural fabrications clashed and contrasted in singular shapes, hemlines left raw, draped, folded and pleated panels hand-stitched back into place with symbolic asymmetry. Closer detail sees handmade hardware in resin, metal, and wood, moulded, oxidised, warped and set against recycled fabrications and hand painted prints.