I Left

AW 18 / 19. Julia Correia de Verdier in collaboration with Horisaki

Three real people and their life histories form the starting point for the collection I Left. From them I continue a feeling of not following the beaten path. Navigating one’s ship on the open sea. Riding off on a horse. The strength of being an individual who makes their own decisions, opposing what one thought was one’s fate.

In I Left the garments have dragged along the ground on their way to something new, something different. The materials have been transformed using dying and abrasion. The collection develops into a symbol of liberation, of breaking with what once was.