Mental issues are not what you think they are: sometimes cinema and tv shows contribute to make that suffering being nostalgic and romantic, but it’s not like that.
Being depressed means hiding yourself from what you are and the world you live in, from society and even your beloved ones.
Emilie Thirion dedicates her latest collection to the issue of depression, making a beautiful work of art from it.
Layers of several textiles and clothes – from shirts to gowns to sweaters – cover all the problems and the illness the person has, making him “normal” in front of who he meets, making us aware that you can’t discover all the truth of a person, but only what he decides to show and not to hide.
A carapace at the base ovesized the shoulders to try to carry all the weight of pain and illness that came from the depression, facing all alone and in solitude.
Clothes help in this work, covering scars and pain with also the use of pastel colors that remind of nostalgia and childhood, like the shirt made with flounces or the made alike apron or the oversized jacket that reminds us of that time of childhood when you put over yourself your parents’ clothes to make you more adult.
But adult times have came and sometimes you have to hide yourself from them, returning to a childish you.
Hiding your feelings from this mean world.
Pics by Team Peter Stigter