S I M P L I C I T Y
A word not too often used in conversation amidst our all consuming, faster, quicker and ever expanding society.
“Lhamo” Blue Indigo Kimono Coat
But this…or rather the beginning of this, is what sits at the foundation of Lina De Luce’s label; “The Beginning of Simplicity.” When we discover people like Lina they remind us to live a little slower, to take a little more time and to buy a little more carefully. We are encouraged to show appreciation, not for the volume of what is made, but for how well it is made. She is part of a quiet movement that sing the praises of the “slow made” product, where quality and longevity are key.
“I just create unique, timeless, comfortable, relaxed, hand made, best quality and functional products which get better with age.”
“While travelling in Japan… I discovered wabi-sabi, which changed my perception of the world. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include simplicity, modesty, emptiness, irregularity, roughness, austerity, solitude… Many years ago, particularly among the Japanese nobility, understanding emptiness and imperfection was honoured as tantamount to the first step to satori (enlightenment).”
From her thoughtfully selected, natural fabrics down to the hand sewn labels, sitting quietly inside her designs and emblazoned with a wobbly hand stitched “S”…
…This is The Beginning of Simplicity.