For LAISON’s latest collection, we peered into issues that raised our concern. As war and violence continuously flood the news, it is inevitable for LAISON to raise the subject and take it as the motive of the collection. Engaged on such matter, LAISON delve into the foundation of the problem, where the struggle of power and forcing ideals into one another seems to be the underlying matter that initiate disputes. In a world filled with self-indulgence and excess, it’s easy to forget what is important.
Commencing a different point of view, LAISON is taking another look into the conception of power, stripping away the greed and the rash appetite that comes with it. Perhaps by looking at things in a different light, we will be one step closer in finding peace.
Taking military elements, LAISON dismantle the components and adjust it into a modern and humble rendition. Refusing the expected, LAISON takes the camo pattern and dispensing them into embroideries and digital prints. Playing with colors and scale, the camo shapes are purposely taken out of context without loosing its essence. Pieces are feminine and soft yet structured and voluminous. A play of opposing elements; of grit and tenderness, of chaos and order, where things that may seem soft like fringes when it is treated in a certain way, appear to be rigid. Combination of soft materials and drapes, together with structure, tailoring and bold prints, create a story of
unison through contrast.
Without underestimating or oversimplifying the matter, this collection is meant to be a commentary on a different interpretation of power and strength. With definitions that LAISON women identify with, where strength and power is founded in fortitude and tenacity not on brute force or violence. Where composure and compassion is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.