RECKLESS ERICKA FALL WINTER 2013 "INTO THE GREY"
Inspired by the mise-en-scène of the film (2011) starring Liam Neeson and the Japanese animation (1997) by Hayao Miyazaki, the collection is mostly in a grey palette with some navy, dark green, and tribal weave fabrics.
It draws on the idea that there can be no clear victory between humans and nature, with just the hope that the relationship between the two can be cyclical. Both films are filled with tension and a gloomy undercurrent runs through all, even in the most hopeful of scenes.
The violence portrayed in both films are not gory, but harsh. The fact that the violence is not glorified but shown in a casual tone makes it all the more senseless and brutal.
The collection is filled with soft shapes and hard structures, combining fluidity and construction, and exaggerated outerwear cuts that is loosely based on the Muromachi period in Japan’s history.