KAORI – Haru Ume
In this design I was inspired in the Japanese architecture, which has a great history, like any other aspect within their culture.
Most of the buildings that have survived to these days and show characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture are castles, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.
The origin of these comes from ancient times when it was believed that Gods lived in nature (mountains, big trees and rocks).
Japanese temples began with the spread of Buddhism in the early seventh century.
Japanese included special in a country affected by earthquakes. One was the kumimono, a base of beams and pillars used to support the eaves of the pagodas’ roofs, since it was able to withstand high ceilings and has stood the test of time.
So Haru Ume reflects an absolute symmetry in each dress’s fold, which on the other hand, are pivoted at the end of each yielding a curve and turning back completely wrapped in such fragility that makes them delicate but strong.
As in the design of the rooftops, the Asian-origin curved line is used; but like all Japanese decor, its use is made with a more refined approach.