Truthfully, I'm not a huge celebrator of New Years. The passage of time is, frankly, something that frightens me so I try my best not to think about it. However, I am a big fan of the clean slate. I love a newly organized medicine cabinet, empty notebooks, and a fresh face free of makeup. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that I have become fascinated with minimalism.
The Rosenrot published a great post pondering the definition of minimalism in fashion. My interpretation of the concept is clean, pared down design which focuses primarily on shape and silhouette. I take inspiration from the minimalist movement in art as well as primary figures of the Gutai group such as Jiro Yoshihara whose work was defined by the labor of creating the pieces rather than the physical work itself. In the same vein, minimalist fashion focuses on the craftsmanship of the garment which is unable to be disguised when the garment lacks texture and pattern. On all sides of the spectrum---from fashion to art to beauty and design---minimalism allows perfection to shine through.
Achro dress | Goenjo shirtdress | Clean Ponytail | Little Liffner bag | Minimalist sink | Shelby Steiner dress | The Stowe bag | Valentino dress | Vanity | Girls in white | Wal & Pai sandals | Olafur Eliasson art installation