Wearing: Comme des Garçons AW12 jacket and AQ/AQ maxi dress
Ma. A Japanese concept dating back to Confucianism, Taosim and Buddhism. To put it in the simplest terms, it means an interval or absence in time and space. The concept of Ma can be found in all aspects of Japanese lifestyle. For example, when a Japanese bows, a short pause is included at the end before getting back up in order to strengthen the impact of the bow with regards to giving respect to the other party (source). For a deeper explanation of the concept, please click here.