"The tide of my love has risen so high,
let me flood over you

Close your eyes for a moment and
maybe all your fears and fantasies
will end.

If that happened God would become
an infant in your arms

and then you would have to nurse
all creation.”

—Hafiz, An Infant in Your Arms 




Sawa Takai FW2013

Sawa Takai explores deliberate layering through addition and subtraction. Engineered melton wool double-paneling functions as protective sheaths symbolizing strength and concealment. These heavy layers are contrasted by removed panels and split seams in soft flannel revealing interior linings and representing vulnerability and exposure. Together these themes play on Takai’s reflections on metropolitan women who must preserve their inner tenderness while projecting strength to the world to survive.