On our second collection: "Softer far than sleep"
“With me retreat, where skins of lambs I keep,
Whose wool’s a pillow softer far than sleep”
- Theocritus, the Idylls, The travellers argument (3rd cent. BC)
It was Theocritus who first wrote down the comparison between softness and sleep. But what does ‘softer than sleep’ feel like?
The connotation of 'softer than sleep' emphasizes an emotional understanding. It's about perception and sensation. The transitive moment when the fight against sleep fades - when surrender to softness occurs - is what shaped our autumn collection. At this point, sensation and mental resignation are ultimately interwoven.
The moment silhouettes are shaped, softness and sleep turn into form. An aesthetic component comes into being. Our collection has several pieces that refer to the soothing atmosphere of the bedroom. Silk pyjama's, percale sheets, down and blankets are the materials we deliberately picked out to work with. They result in embracing collars and cuffs, protective hoods and all-encovering coats. To layer up or down is intended, as we provided the possibility to play with volume and weight.
With our campaign we want to show the 'skeleton' of each piece through a transparent cotton-silk fabric, and emphasize the transformation a piece of clothing can undergo because of the thickness and the texture of a certain textile. We aim to demonstrate the transitional meaning of softness.
More on this study soon..