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Imperfect Beauty

Imperfections walk with us: our burden as human beings is that we'll never create something truly perfect.
The project takes inspiration from the Wabi-Sabi, the aesthetic Japanese conception, grounded on the acceptance of the imperfection and the never-lasting: it's a lifestyle zen philosophy that contaminated the design's world.
The term is formed by Wabi(侘), wich means semplicity, humbleness and elegance.
Sabi(寂), on the other hand, refers to the unstopable passage of time and the capacity to discover beauty inside something that is now old and imperfect. The idea behind my project, it's the creation of a female capsule collection composed by ten outfits, embrewed by a sense of modern romanticism and the touch of a "perfect imperfection", born by the attentive craft of the product and a keen eye for all of the details. By exploring the key roles of the memories and the imperfections deeply woven in the fabric itself of the fashion, I put on the spotlight, the personal and phisical ties that we ourselves have with our clothes. In my project, I carried on the aesthetic of the imperfection, by destabilizing the preconceived notions of beauty and showing the importance of what kind of stories that what we wear can tell us. This is what our clothes are: deeply personal and emotional statements to our lifes.

Imperfect Beauty

Hi, I'm Palmira Ferrara and I'm a student at the NABA university, originally from Naples. Since I was a kid, fashion was a great passion of mine, and I've done everything to follow that passion...I always found fascinating the process of the design and the creation of a dress; watching it being born from just a sketch on a paper and then come to life with a few meters of cloth. The basic concept of my project is to create a dress, that tells its story on its own by combining the old with a little bit of the new, and these elegant shapes with more sober lines; but the key to all of this isn't by any means made the dress “perfect”, because in a kind of a weird way, it's its imperfections that make it unique. The first glimpses of this idea, came through when I learned all about the Wabi-Sabi, which is this Japanese philosophical principle of finding new beauty, inside what is old and imperfect.

ferrara.palmira@gmail.com