Livia Arena’s fall collection, a study in proportion, symmetry and motion, is centred upon the visceral experience of winter dressing – the way in which fabrics and textures fall on the body in reaction to the elements and our motions through them.
The film FOREST WINTER explores this relationship, whilst simultaneously commenting on the introspection that designers go through during the creative processes involved in creating their collections. It’s a study on the ease with which one can get so caught up in their own thoughts that they begin to lose perspective on the outside world. An impenetrable girl, distracted and visibly withdrawn, treads into hostile territory she hasn’t seen coming. A sense of claustrophobia envelops the viewer as she becomes absorbed in her own existence.