Instinct was invited by Playologie to set up a trendspace on the childcare fair Kind + Jugend, from 14 to 17 September in Cologne. Warm thanks to the brands who lent their beautiful products and to Playologie’s team !
Inspired by the Caribbean theme of our recent SS17 trend book, welcome to a nocturnal and exotic atmosphere.
Henri Rousseau’s paintings ‘La charmeuse de serpents’ and ‘Le rêve’ plunge the spectator into a dream-like and mysterious luxuriance. Paris’ Musée d’Orsay presents this singular painter’s modern vision until July 17th. Accompanying the release of the new Jungle Book movie, Kenzo and Disney created a capsule collection launched at the beginning of April. Its surprisingly dark lookbook adds depth to this tropical limited series for men and women. Giant palm leaves find refreshing humility in many artists’ works, such as Kleber Matheus’s neon lights starkly reflecting on dark plants.
Luxuriance and the intimacy of twilight look good together.
Fashion is evolving and models are changing with it. Beauty is now more than ever about uniqueness and being proud of what Mother Nature gave you (or not).
Examples of this include beautiful, charismatic models such as Winnie Harlow and Ralph Souffrant showing off their vitiligo, a skin condition causing loss of pigmentation. Stunning transgender model Hari Nef and androgynous models Vincent Beier & Rain Dove are pushing fashion forward by putting gender ambiguity in the limelight. As for models Kaine Buffonge and Kadri Vahersalu, their heterochromia (eyes of different colors) gives them an incredible and uniquely deep look, adding a mysterious and enigmatic feel to every editorial.