[ EPHEMERAL ]
2020 has presented a significant challenge across the whole world. The balance of our lives has been upturned – things once meaningful have become irrelevant whilst mundane matters of our day-to-day existence have become something to be treasured. Facing an uncertain future, we have been forced to reexamine the priorities in our lives.
Against this backdrop, FORME DE fluidité 2021SS EPHEMERAL collection aims to depict the hope of certainty rising up out of uncertainty.
The EPHEMERAL collection is inspired by Zao Wou-ki’s painting, “25.06.86”. Using rich and abundant colours influenced by Western art, Zao employs a subtle oriental-style of splashed colour to create a mysterious dynamic, like a magnificent glimpse of paradise.
In the collection, the clean outlines created by the structure are contrasted with pleats, which brings texture and gives the pieces energy. From peaceful creamy white to mysterious dark blue, then to the extravagant purple and finally to the authoritative black, emotion is formed with colours. A variety of materials are used, from crispy cotton, lustrous triacetate, draped cupro to translucent silk organza, all interacting to create rich yet subtle layers.
The whole collection illustrates ephemeral beauty, embracing both the fragility and the strength of life.
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