In his Autumn Winter 2012/13 collection designer Alexey Sorokin reasserts the initiatives he set in his fall show: the passion for discovering the world, Latin language and anatomical style, and most importantly, natural ability to create illusions. As well as dispel them.
Acherontia Atropos became the collection heroine. Intended by the Nature to become the queen of moths, the majestic black winged moth fell victim to illusions. The yellow pattern on its back reminded people of a human skull and the lofty creature was branded «Acheron», after a river in Underworld, that according to Dante, flows round the first Circle of Hell.
Yet a creature with such a long way of coming-to-be cannot remain static. The moth undergoes changes all through its life, and the threatening pattern, which is caused by bright spots on folded wings, transforms into a totally different pattern as the moth starts to fly. This is also how the Homo Consommatus clothes are: the change of light causes the black cocoon skirts drastically transform the figure; next moment, it plays with sine-shaped patterns, exposing the creator`s scheme. Velvet insets fit the waist closely, tightly envelop the elbows and emphasize the natural form, creating ergonomic strict line of the body.
Every piece of Acherontia Atropos collection is designed to comply with the symmetry and discipline of the moths. Smooth mirror-like joining of neck and shoulder supports of garment, sleeve length and pocket arrangement are all evolutionally justified. Black leather with chitin gleam is cut out to create an illusion of collar or imitate bellyband. The balance of upper and lower parts, tank coats and trapezoidal skirts is made to observe smooth and high soaring.