SS23 - ARE YOU FULLY LIVING?
It is from the book The Body Keeps the Score by Bassel Van der Kolk that Steven draws his inspiration for this new spring-summer 2023 collection.A will for personal expression and collective consciousness about our modern lives. Steven asks us and revolts: Are we really living?
(...)The brain can process only one emotion at a time, but our body keeps the score of everything unfelt. Like a blank canvas, from our birth, our unfelt emotions imprint throughout our life on our body(...)
Anger, fear, sadness, and joy embody respectively in red, grey, blue, and yellow. It is no good or bad with emotions there is just being with, them
On a black tailored jacket, the red anger climbs and explodes, like it has been stopped until now. The Sadness falls, from a long dress hand-dyed in shades of blue. Layers of sadness from forgotten memories or from the current state of humanity. The fear shapes the leather, out of time, and takes the paralyzed body. No chances to move forward. The Joy manifest with the shines of the pleats, a solar energy, like a tailored jacket that we wear effortlessly.
« What is interesting as humans, is we perceive the unpleasant emotions as negative, something that happens to us. But the Joy, we long for it, we want a life of pleasures. But fully living means accepting everything. »
Drawing from his initial concepts, Passaro reaffirms the pillar that defines the identity of his signature tailoring. His obsession with the tailoring’s complexity takes a new shape and offers a new elegance in a denim version. The collection offers a living wardrobe that shapes the body for our day and night modern life.
Are you fully living invites us to live our strong and deep emotions in a constrained and restricted world that plays with freedom like an illusion?
Video: Daniel Feinstenauer
Photography : Clemens Klenk
Digital : Anna Schefberger
Make-up: Marie Dufresne
Casting Director : Remi Felipe
Styling : Pauline Grosjean
Creative Direction: Steven Passaro
Grooming: `Yolette Bouchar
Models :Malek Ben Becher from M Managment / Babacar Gueye from theClaw / Clotilde Sylla