Intrigued by an untranslatable phrase in the Japanese language, “Mono no aware” (loose translation: mono stands for things while aware is a measured surprised similar to “ah” or “oh), the looks evoke a fleeting feeling through dreamy couture and lightweight fabrics.

PHOTO BY ALLEN TARUCAN

This is The Next of Esme – a take on vague and the ethereal fashion in “Mono No Aware”.