The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about minimalism
and what excites me about it are clean lines, sharp silhouette, its
tendency to be oversized, working with neutral color palette,
functionality, versatility and reduction that it’s beautiful in its
simplicity. What thrills me even more are ways of deconstructing
classical cuts, constant need for improving quality and innovating.
But when it gets a little bit raw and daring is when I like it the
most. In first place I’m aiming at Japanese minimalism of the 80-es
that radicalized world of fashion. And not to forget its
timelessness and permanent orientation towards future, basically its
interconnection with futurism.
I never thought about minimalism in quantity. Does it first start with
quantity and later with style? That thought crossed my mind a couple of
months ago when I realized how much junk clothes is there in my
wardrobe. I started thinking about my needs and complex relation
between what I need and how much money I spend. How to reduce all
of this excessiveness, be more rational in shopping, resist fast fashion
and avoid unnecessary spending? Is it possible to express myself
while at the same time never look boring with only about forty
pieces? How does this way of thinking coexist in society that likes to
boast and does avoidance of consumption lead to lesser and lesser
innovation and experimenting?
I decided to leave this two pieces, oversized top and blazer, deprived
of any redundancy, leaving the impression of clearly defined style.
Nikolina: t-shirt Vila, blazer Zara
Photos: Erik Simonič