Time does not ask for our cooperation, but rather unfolds according to how we behave.
And the only known cure to lost time, is to intentionally spend the time that remains.
We need to act now. We need to acknowledge the antidote.
Kult Models presents us with their study into the human condition.
A look into a version of our world that thrives on leading change rather than attempting to conquer. An existence that constantly pushes for unity and love.
A place for the strong, a place for the truth, a place for positive action.
Winds grip and pull glistening materials, and push fills of air to give soft fabric defined form.
The sun creates glowing borders around moving shapes of collars, mountains and hands.
The ocean crashes down and across the audio; hitting against boulders and splashing drops into our ears. In between the plush grass and coarse rock, the earth stands steady and strong.
This strength is only challenged by the intensity of the eye contact we are subjected to.
A loud, yet unspoken; “we see you.”
As if these characters have fallen into a life process closer to nature, and they do not only want to reveal it to us. They want to see whether you choose to allow the effect in.
What will you do with access to the antidote?
Viviers Studio’s WOMB COCOON ’21 collection attempts to “capture the yearning of humanity to feel loved, protected, duvet(ed) and comforted. Mothered. Earthed.”
We are more connected to nature than we sometimes acknowledge. We need her more than we can comprehend.
“Symbiotic relations underline our oneness, our interconnectivity, our interdependence,” Viviers expands further on their collection, and its declaration for unity with nature.
Sprinting through long grass and sunlight is the rush we are always chasing.
It is up to us to design this new world. Gavin Rajah expresses the importance of finding a fresh African aesthetic; “one that is in collaboration, not tamed into stereotypes.”
We are constantly moving forward, but – how we move determines where we lead to.
Where better to look for guidance on survival, strength, community and rehabilitation than nature?
Nature is raw. She is hard, soft, wet, dry, strong and vulnerable. She is not to be processed in order to ease your consumption. She will remain an overwhelming force.
And so, we march toward a battle with an ending in unity.
Let us embrace the form we create when standing together.
What we share is that we have all had our rhythms interrupted, our weeks suspended, and watched the hours in this new reality turn into years.
We now reside in the age of vaccines and booster shots.
We’ve had to face more screens than not. Connection has become a term to discuss internet speed. Engagement has become an indication of being seen.
How close are we to one another if we only show up most as activity?
DIRECTOR : NADIA VON SCOTTI
DOP : DYLAN BOERSTRA
STILLS : NADIA VON SCOTTI & JOHN SECOND
FASHION DIRECTOR : CHRISNA DE BRUYN
FASHION BY VIVIERS STUDIO & GAVIN RAJAH
JEWELRY BY IDA ELSJE
HAIR & MAKE UP : NEVEEN SCELLO
1ST AC : REINIE SWART
2ND AC : JEREMIE BISIMWA KARANI
LOADER : LUKE STULINSKI
MODELS : TIAAN FLUKS, GABRIEL ZENARI, SOPHIA FARBER, KWEZI NDHLOVO
AGENCY : KULT SOUTH AFRICA
PRODUCED BY NORTH SOUTH PRODUCTIONS
EDITOR : DYLAN WRANKMORE AT ICONIC AGENCY
COLOURIST : HENRI OLIVIER