We know of the power of clothing to shield and protect, and in times, we have welcomed the use of clothing as a “Cloak of Invisibility”, working its magic. Nonetheless, we are filled with hope that we are moving towards a more inclusive future in which protection is less needed and we can dress freely and in accordance with our own comfort and creativity.
Tracing perception. In our ability to hear, see, smell, taste, and touch. In encountering the world through our senses, through streams of information flowing in and out of our consciousness. In mixing the natural world with the man-made in our minds.
Louise Richardson’s fragile pieces beautifully amalgamate decay and rebirth and the circular existence of each material included in her artwork. Through her work, we are invited to question our view on beauty and on the meaning of everyday objects – discarded ones that we have no use for anymore.
As the old year draws to a close, winter’s hushed existence and the coinciding, barren nature tell their own tale of a seeming absence of life and a state of transition. For our latest fashion story, we collaborated with selected designers whose work comprises forms of conservation, ephemerality, nature-driven production methods and antique fabrics.
“Once we have freed ourselves from the prejudice that we have to refer to concepts of external experience or to a priori categories of reason, we can turn our attention and curiosity wholly to that strange and unknown thing we call spirit.” — C. G. Jung