Wabi-sabi is a concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics constituting a worldview centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Broken Pieces are fixed by filling their cracks with gold to shows the magnificence flaws can bring. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. The collection Rustic WabiSabi designed by Pooja Bedi centres around the elements of Individuality, freedom, creativity and artisanal values.
Influenced by Japanese art form Kintsugi, the collection amalgamates separate elements that ideally belong together. The collection has been crafted using Naturally dyed dupion silk and Soari weave textiles.
The colour palette has been extracted from iron rust to dye the yarns and they include various hues of brown. The silhouettes use a minimal philosophy and are simple, asymmetrical and the deconstructed irregularity gives a natural accent to the garments.