The collection is a heartfelt tribute to the Shibipo tribes in Peru and the anonymous men, women, shamans, and healers of the Amazon rainforest who preserve and carry forth their knowledge and healing powers, striving to save and cure their fellow man.
It is also a tribute to dance, a tribute to dance as a ritual of freedom and of proximity to God.
This collection is a tribute to all those with whom I have shared rituals across the world and to every soul with which I have been fortunate enough to share these magical places of healing and transformation.
Dance, dancers, and trance are a transformation, they belong to women and men of the same family. This This is an invitation to approach spirituality, embracing all that is familiar, known, and unknown, bringing tradition and ritual to life as a new existence.
The F/W 2013 – 2014 collection has at its core the image of the ICAROS, shamanic chants ‘received’ by the shaman during a moment of trance and healing.
Each piece has its own ICARO printed on silk or cashmere and the fabrics are all sourced from Italy, where I was born.
This is a celebration of the lightness of being.
actress Johanna Preiss – photographer Nicolaj Pennestri