With a simple thread, we can give a second life to a vintage dress, a teddy bear or even to our own flesh. It’s impressive how little it takes to make things whole again. If a simple thread can provide so much strength, a thoughtful word and a kind smile can lift someone’s spirit. A beautiful reminder that with just a mundane act of kindness we can change the life of others.
We all experience setbacks as a normal part oaf our existence and it is how we respond to these challenges that determines if we grow. As human beings, we have this incredible power of being resilient, so when something happens, we pause, learn, reroute and move forward. At Ayadee, we felt compelled to honor this aptitude with a collection inspired by Kintsugi, the longstanding Japanese tradition of repairing broken pottery that treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object. There is no attempt to hide or disguise the damage, all the work is done for the sake of illuminating the repair and celebrating the revival.
It’s the realization that life is not a smooth or linear journey, but a series of experiences, punctuated by defining moments. Moments of rise and moments of fall. These defining moments are ultimately what makes our journey on earth so rich, worthwhile and beautiful. Whether materialized as a scar on your arm, a chip on your favorite cup, the mark of a lover, or a split on the ground, they represent a powerful testament that something happened, that life happened, and a celebration of being alive.