［ｍap36］LESS IS MORE + with BOTANIST ＠ B&B ITALIA TOKYO
Fashion brand LESS is MORE exhibit with a botanist.
They consider clothing as smallest space and aim to express the potential of this space by combining the fragility of delicate materials of clothes and the strength of plants.
California has had a monumental year of mega fires this year. I know it may be difficult to look at fires without a negative connotation but it’s Mother Nature’s responsibility to take care of the land. It’s so unfortunate we don’t have the magnitude of ingenious people’s as they use to mediate prescribed fires. This has helped California’s history immensely. In actuality, many of our California native species have adapted to fire and some species seeds can only reproduce with the aid of Fire. A perfect example is Manzanita, the thick layer of the drupe absolutely needs the intensity of fire to crack open that stony endocarp. One of my favorite chaparral plants, Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) has adapted the leaves in a non flammable oil that can withstand intense fire. You can find fire adapted species from chaparral to subalpine forest. Gymnosperms need fire to regenerate or give rise to new stands. In certain forest communities the only way to obtain more canopy room is fire. Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is sealed with resin that only fire can melt away, then the seeds are released. Where as Pinus ponderosa cones only need heat to release the seeds. I like to think of fires as a new beginning, there is a lot of beauty in the nature of fires and how they maintain the ecosystem. The succession levels are absolutely incredible and mind blowing to see. Fires also give rise to wildflower hotspots because the soil is so rich and produces huge biodiversity. On another note, where the natives thrive... so can the non natives. Non natives and invasives can colonize burned areas just as well too. Fire is just another method for survival.