COLLECTIONS

FOREIGN BODY SS22

This new collection delves into the personal process of dissociation that occurs in the mind
where two identities coexist within the same circle (self).
Inspired by the psychological theory of Carl Gustav Jung, signifies the unification of
consciousness and unconsciousness in a person, representing the psyche as a whole. For
Jung, the Self is an encompassing whole which acts as a container where the disharmony
between the unconscious and the conscious mind would lead to problems on the psyche.
This collection portrays the self as a harmonious but fragile circle where the balance is
broken if one of the identities stands out over the other. As one identity is shy, introspective
and solitary, the other is functional, extroverted and oppressive of emotions. This collection,
therefore, reflects the conflict result of this dissociation, as well as the ups and downs of their
coexistence.
The lack of balance between these two triggers an identity crisis, a spiritual rupture in which
the designer has also been inspired for this collection.
Sustainability is an important part of this collection, using LVMH deadstock, recycled and
certified sustainable materials.

SEARCHING FOR THE FIREFLIES FW21

For the brand’s second seasonal collection, MYNOK presents Searching for the Fireflies,
inspired by the Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini and his famous text, “Disappearance
of the Fireflies”,
The collection explores the metaphor of light, disappearing, fleeting, and fragility. The emerging
designer takes her inspiration from the references of survival and new life in this renowned
work of art. Following on from the brand’s Spring/Summer 21 collection and its themes of
grief, Autumn/Winter 21 are referencing resistance, survival, and finding darkness in the light.
The futuristic approach to the collection shows the designer’s ambition to create a
genderless brand, an age in which labels of male and female are no longer relevant. In this
contemporary vision of the future, LED lights are added onto the model’s nails and ears,
further reinforcing the message of finding light amongst the darkness. The brand once again
uses a limited colour palette, tones of black, red, and stone are core to the collection,
amongst modern and futuristic shapes imagined in vinyl skirts, face-masked polo tops, puffer
jackets, and jumpsuits. I imagined this poetic light happening in a future where the light will
appear not in what we actually think about a contemporary era, what appears in the relics,
with respect to what we perceive as our actuality. In this sense, to obscure the spectacle of
the present century in order to perceive, in that very darkness the light that tries to reach us
and cannot.