There is the minimal closet – the fewest pieces needed to dress oneself for work and play. The extremes of this concept are the six-piece wardrobe, for example. This idea intrigues me but I am far from living it!
Then there is minimalist style, clothing with simple lines, few flourishes, often inspired by Japanese design. It’s streamlined, a bit austere, clean, and reduced to the basic form. Think Jil Sander and Yohji Yamamoto.
The pieces from complexgeometries represent pure minimalism to my eye. I couldn’t dress exclusively this way, but I find a kind of soothing beauty in them. No prints, not a single ruffle, just a few colors in the palette. It would be a pleasing wardrobe for one of my personae. Not to dive into whole heartedly, but I’d like to put my toes in these serene waters.
Here are a couple of pieces that appeal to me:
|Asymmetric “Wave” tee
I really like the easy flow of this tee. I’d wear it with both skirts and jeans.
|Channel tank dress
The deep drapey cowl is feminine but simple. I would mix this dress
with a lot of other pieces, and thereby destroy the minimalism!
|The Orbit tee has a cape in the back. I love a cape in the back!|
What say you? Does minimalist style please your eye or bore you silly?
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