Trending - Archaic Simplicity
Can you feel the paradox? future impermanence is emerging as the new norm. What is no longer essential is trimmed away, while complex political parties expose government imperfections. Society is waking up and taking responsibility. Young impresarios of today are purposeful, and passionate as they disrupt the status quo.
As we enter Archaic Simplicity. The wording ‘Archaic’ is marked by the characteristics of an earlier period of certain simplicity of volumes, forms, color and designs. But moreover it’s a way of wanting to live, a pinch of rebellion with a savage approach to nature. It is a nonconformist approach to the primitive and getting back to raw materials like food and processing them as little as possible. The quest for personal well-being is living more with less, in a sense that suffocation is a vital manifesto to change.
One part regimented and one-part anarchic rule breaker, distressed knitted works communicate a basic response and a signal to primitive handcrafts. Erupted volcanoes and black lava serve as an inspiration of prior times, when life was a little rougher and less contaminated. It' about a burnt look, and dominant dark toned interiors that comes across 'mystique'. Ceramic pieces and lava plates, shoes, clothes, food, rough-hewn stonework, shaggy fiber piles, inter-woven tree branch accessories are influenced by roughly textured natural fiber weaves.
Within the palate is also a tribal approach, often alienated, serving a visual purpose rather than wanting to offer an anthropological study. It is a very personal take on the hunter-gatherer-farmer evolution, eventually becoming urban. In a nutshell, Archaic Simplicity symbolizes the raw relationship between mankind and nature, and recalls ancestor habits and routines.