It is often said that clothes are supposed to reflect who we are inside. What Carla Boré‘s Spring/Summer 2021 collection reflects is a rich and wild inner life. Where joy finds its source in the experimentation of shapes, textures and colors, where creativity opens a gate to new worlds.
Organic, strange and oniric new worlds, which are walked through by women who have preferred, in a nose-thumbing to fatalism, a smiling evasion to a cowardly escape. The dressed silhouettes of these women are vaporous, mutant, oversized, asymmetrical and draped. They embody a rebirth of nature, a supernatural rebirth.
“As a strong desire to reconnect with nature, to celebrate it as an ode. I have been captivated by these surfaces, these forms, these textures that can be found in the wild organic world. I began to study its distorted movements, its life cycle, as well as some biological phases such as morphogenesis or mutation.
The nature I explore is mystical, strange, decadent and subversive. It overwhelms my universe through a dazzling surnatural mystic prism of colors that amazes, or that can be disturbing by its strange side.
My universe is found between fiction, dream, and realism. In my story the vegetal world that we know would have mutated one evening under an acid rain, to face the increasingly harsh world that surrounds it.
A woman wakes up one night in this poisonous garden where nature would have regained its rights. She is very trouble and confused. Her body has changed, and the surface of her skin is different. Disturbed, she begins a rebirth in this world where a whole other nature, wild and half surnatural, would have survived and would have come to accompany her in this phase.
Although my collection is called In my Dystopic Garden, I tell here an optimistic, off beat, and brightened vision, an air of «I don’t give a fuck», with a desire to make fun of a society that is more and more depressed. For at least, if there were to happen an apocalypse, at least would there be a second life, or perhaps even a re-birth ?
This collection leads us to reconnect with the fragility but also the strength and beauty of the bond we forge with this vegetal world. It is a matter of expressing as a strong desire to protect him but also to come and celebrate his intriguing beauty. Moreover it generate a climate of introspection and intimacy, aiming to reconnect with our inner world. As an artist, I seek to integrate the human belonging to the universe, a system we are part of but we seem unaware of. We can achieve to this reconnection through exploration, by seeking beauty and atypicalness in this world around us. Like an explorer going on a new journey, as a quest toward the essentials but above all : astonishment, and the audacity to believe in a more attractive future.” Carla Boré.
PHOTOGRAPH VALENTIN FABRE
STYLIST CARLA BORE
MODELS BAMBI MIST, MENG JI
HAIR AND MAKE UP LILLY LIZE
ASSISTANTS MERYL MOLINIER, HUGO PIONNIE