“if you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?”

― dōgen

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the “samue” is the work clothing of japanese zen monks. it’s made from cotton or linen. in modern times samues have become popular as general casual wear – so for me that’s street wear (street zen). i really love the oversized style,  geometric shapes and minimal lines. these are so good to see in a world full of garments with too much going on anyways. for this shoot i asked my good friend ana to make the pictures. she is very much into japan and also truly in love with minimal and simple design – maybe it’s because she is an architect ;)

samue: miyabi – similar here
sunglasses: simon&me
armwarmers: the north face
shirt (underneath): ann demeulemeester
sneakers: vans, tesella
leggings: borrowed from my wife

location: doninpark, vienna
photographer: ana sampaio barros, lady venom