there was so much love for joseph hollebon's SS/16 collection that there's only one piece left: the collarless short-sleeve shirt pictured here; if you'd like "in" on this collection, now's the time.
joseph is a new zealand designer who is inspired by the japanese worldview wabi-sabi, which embraces beauty as an aesthetic that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete."
though joseph humbly admits he embraces imperfection in his designs, his execution indicates otherwise. for instance, his otago polytechnic classmate and fellow AGORAPHOBIA designer julia palm told me that he's an incredible tailor, and my friend gabriel, who bought five pieces of joseph's, beamed about how perfectly all of the garments fit, so perhaps "imperfect" is not the right word to describe joseph's work.
what's striking to me is how his work seems to exist in a transcendental realm that is neither past nor future, masculine nor feminine, familiar nor unique. it's all encompassing, in a deeply poetic way. in short, it's beautiful.
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