Daizy Shely presented her spring summer 2018 collection at Milan Fashion Week taking inspiration from “the love that elates us yet makes us vulnerable, in accordance with Freud’s theory, building a collection based on contrasts, on the unstable equilibrium, on shadows that darken the light, on things that are not always as they seem. Eros and Thanatos, a compulsion for life and a compulsion for death. Two instincts that dominate human beings’ lives and inevitably tend to contrast each other in an eternal battle that threatens our search for happiness.”
Contrast is a recurring theme in the collection and is seen in the color palette: acid green, pale yellow, coral and turquoise. In collaboration with artist Umberto Chiodi, the prints for the collection are created that are a celebration of love’s mutability and contradictions.
“Tiny cupids and delicate feminine figures float in an atmosphere of apparent harmony. Only a closer look reveals disturbing details of ropes tightening around necks and fearful expressions.”
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All images courtesy of Daizy Shely