The term Conatus refers to the instinctive ‘will to live’ of living organisms, the force in every animate creature toward the preservation of its own existence.
The collection is inspired by the unbounded power of nature, how it always finds a way to restore itself. Plants growing through cracks in the pavement reclaiming abandoned cities and creating ecosystems. The pieces highlight the resilience of nature, highlighted with plants that grow through the seams and textures taking over the entire body. The clothing embraces imperfections and works together with nature to create a coexistence, a new perception to our relationship with what surrounds us.
Photographer: Violaine Chapallaz
Styling: Pascal Joel Weber
Model: Rosanne Hustinx
Make-Up: Corine Hamel