Faced with the disastrous state of the planet, trying to make fashion virtuous, from its production to its distribution, is no longer enough … We must scream, while nature is dying, silently.
A symbol. This is how Farhad Re wanted this capsule collection, reminding us that without nature, culture would not exist. The flutter of butterfly wings capable of triggering a tornado halfway around the world? The metaphor is worn, knowing that he is the only man responsible for the annihilation of the living … What will happen then when the last wing flap of the last butterfly in the world occurs?
Hope is in art. Three months of work were necessary for each creation, entirely cut, painted and embroidered by hand … By transforming the woman in the most majestic of insects, sublime chrysalis with bright and iridescent hues, emerging from pollution like a purified renewal in creations made of silk organza and integrating recycled plastic, seeming to come alive when worn, like an extension of the flesh, – perfect fusion between the woman and what clothes her – Farhad Re wants to believe in the heralding vital forces more radiant auspices, and delivers us an essential message: beauty alone can save the world.
Photography Greg Alexander for MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS Productions
Art director Sebastien Vienne
Hair & make up Carine Larchet for Eugène Perma & LaRochePosay
Model Tiffany Fournier