Trending - Archaic Simplicity Color Board

Can you feel the paradox? future impermanence is emerging as the new norm. What is no longer essential is trimmed away, while complex political parties expose government imperfections. Society is waking up and taking responsibility. Young impresarios of today are intrepid, purposeful, and passionate as they disrupt the status quo. 

Autumn/Winter 2017 we enter Archaic Simplicity. The wording ‘Archaic’ is marked by the characteristics of an earlier period of certain simplicity of volumes, forms, color and designs. But moreover it’s a way of wanting to live, a pinch of rebellion with a savage approach to nature. It is a nonconformist approach to the primitive, and getting back to raw materials like food, and processing them as little as possible. 

One part regimented and one-part anarchic rule breaker, distressed knitted works communicate a basic response and a signal to primitive handcrafts. Erupted volcanoes and black lava serve as an inspiration of prior times, when life was a little rougher and less contaminated. It' about a burnt look that comes across 'mystique'. Ceramic pieces and lava plates, shoes, clothes, food, rough-hewn stonework, shaggy fiber piles, and inter-woven tree branches accessories and art are influenced by roughly textured natural fiber weaves. 

Within the palate is also a tribal approach, often alienated, serving a visual purpose rather than wanting to offer an anthropological study. It is a very personal take on the hunter-gatherer-farmer evolution, eventually becoming urban. In a nutshell, Archaic Simplicity symbolizes the raw relationship between mankind and nature, and recalls ancestor habits and routines.



“ I dream of a new age of curiosity. We have the technical means for it; the desire is there; the things to be known are infinite; the people who can employ themselves at this task exist. Why do we suffer? From too little: from channels that are too narrow, skimpy, quasi-monopolistic, insufficient. There is no point in adopting a quasi- protectionist attitude, to prevent 'bad' information from invading and suffocating the 'good'. Rather, we must simply multiply the paths and the possibilities of comings and goings."

Philosopher Michel Foucault