June 26, 2021 2 min read
Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese philosophy that emerged in the 15th century, is defined as "rustic simplicity" or "understated elegance" with a mentality that focuses on appreciating what you have and finding beauty in the imperfect. This way of thinking emphasizes authenticity while simultaneously appreciates complexity and simplicity. By ingraining this philosophy into our everyday lives, we can learn to embrace our imperfections and view them as what makes us stand apart from one another.
Wabi-Sabi is strongly reflected in the personal philosophy of the fashion brand, Soul of Nomad. Our brand's vision focuses on uniting modern-day global citizens who invest in authentic experiences, comfort, and personal style. The genuine Nomads value authenticity, living in the present, and functionality while still focusing on sustainability. Soul of Nomad products creates an everlasting impact on individuals, giving them the simple complexity, comfort and the functionality necessary for achieving their goals.
To gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy, we must separate Wabi-Sabi into Wabi and Sabi's two concepts. Wabi translates to simplistically perceiving beauty. This allows us to stay open-minded and switch our focus from materialism to spiritual richness. Wabi-Sabi values quality over quantity. Many mass-produced products are unnecessary and lead to overconsumption. The Wabi-Sabi approach rejects this overconsumption. It chooses to focus on simplicity over materialism, purchasing sustainable, high-quality, handmade, or vintage items. Sabi translates to being concerned with time and how it manifests itself beautifully in objects. There's a much deeper meaning behind the products within our brand than what is seen on the surface level. Through the products, each person creates their own journey and experiences, giving them the push they need to achieve excellence.
The first step in incorporating Wabi-Sabi into your everyday lifestyle is to change your perspective to appreciate what you have rather than constantly longing for more. Once you've completed this task, you will be able to embrace the tranquility of your day-to-day life.
The next step is to realize that all things in life are imperfect and ever-changing, so it's essential to strive for excellence rather than perfection. Since our understanding of what perfection truly is, has been negatively influenced by society, we need to change our perspective. Instead of seeing imperfection as a compromise, we should view it as the true nature of things. We should strive towards improving ourselves and our craft without the end goal of perfection. Soul of Nomad designs collections for brave, daring, and confident individuals in their decisions, wherever they choose to pursue them. We translate that character into timeless pieces that reflect the spirit of determination & purpose without a focus on perfection.
The final step is to slow down and simplify your life. By slowing down, you become a more observant and self-aware person. Simplifying your life is also crucial because it ultimately leads to living a more complex and fulfilled one. Furthermore, by slowing down and simplifying your life, you allow yourself to become more present with the world around you. Soul of Nomad believes in sophisticated simplicity for the long-haul adventures of our contemporary nomads. That's why our brand specializes in creating products that will help simplify your life, so you can focus on working towards excellence without any unnecessary complications.
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