Decomposition is the first stage in the recycling of nutrients, in our modern-day human culture, decomposition and decay have often come to be viewed quite negatively.
However, they are vital processes in nature, the yin to the yang of growth.
With the use of textile, knit, and hand-embroidery and with the influence of the movie Annihilation by Alex Garland, the collection begins.
Garland’s creation is a staggering metafictional exercise on the nature of personhood and change; in the movie Area X and its effect on organic life is a kind of metaphor for humanity’s destructive nature, twisted into a form we cannot control or even perceive, and used to return power and an agenda to the natural, organic world with mesmerizing images and aesthetic.
These elements combined, inspired me to develop the garments that are decorated and deformed with organic-like parts and textile technique to create an unconventional street- wear style that takes its roots from decay and mutation.
Hi! My name is Gaia Orrù and I’m studying Fashion Styling and Communication at NABA Milano.
I live in a small town near Milano and since I’m a curious person I wanted to discover the city and decided to go to high school there and study languages.
Not fully satisfied I decided to do a Bachelor Degree in english and had the chance to get in touch with many different people.
I think that Fashion can become an openminded environment that speaks loud not only for all those people that feel different with a negative meaning, but also speaks about bigger issues of our everyday life.