This is my journal of our journey as chefs, after having worked for more then 15 years for many wonderful restaurants in the world, searching for the restaurant of our dreams.
Fashion, perfume and keiseki…
Fashion and Perfume is a pool of inspiration for creating anything from new dishes and new restaurant concepts. It is the spirit, the atmosphere, the uniqueness, the beauty, the idea, the romance the fluidity the enigma, the moment , the statement, the attitude, the courage, the future, the art that can be captured in such a way that it is purely stunning and timeless and endlessly inspiring.
It is not about the material thing itself that fascinates me, it is the essence of something, the symphony of composition that embodies a spirit and captured timelessly and perfectly.
I noted a video below from Diana Vreeland as fashion is mistakenly perceived to be superficial and celebrating perfection however the imperfection is something far more fascinating and beautiful! It is something that is within and she is a very good example of this:
The beauty of all is when someone sees something and makes the rest of the world see it to, irregardless of any aesthetic expectation or preconceived ideas as to what beauty, art, fashion, thought, spirit, architecture, etc etc. aught to be.
Fashion is a good way to learn how history, associations, the observation of culture, art the world is constantly transforming and expressing new ideas.
Fashion is a beautiful art of were so many things are stimulated from the senses of smell, the eyes literally feel pleasure, the textures, the sense of how the clothes can alter your feelings and posture almost creating a expansion of a higher self, the manner that it can change, the ideas the inspiration the imagination all can be stimulated to.
The only taste and smell of fashion I recall is perfume which again can be all of the above.
Perfume can be a textural dimension on the nose as well as a taste dimension that stimulates the imagination as well. The more you become sensitive to the concept of perfume all things in life and on this planet can be perceived as perfumes. The dimensions of endless perfumes. Perfume of the earth the perfume of the moonlight etc etc.