In the beginning time was a blank canvas, pristine and bare until humanity plucked at the corners, twisting and turning, folding and bending – shaping it. A ceremony is born when these shapes ripple like waves, cluster like clouds, or stretch out leisurely; muted codes inscribed by people, craft the texture of time into abstract units marking a pause between phases of existence and a transition from one state to another.
A ceremony originates from a specific context; is projected onto the self either through the gaze of society or the anticipatory glances of loved ones. Yet, in this modern age where we are constantly bombarded with an endless stream of information, as the mundane permeates our daily existence, do we lose the art of ceremony?
We don’t believe so, for as we shift between the sacred and the mundane, the ceremony adapts, manifesting in the mini landscapes of our lives: from the melodies that we dance with the shower’s pattern, to the wine we sip while leaning against the kitchen sink, and even the coat we check before exploring an art exhibit – they serve as subtle hints of impending changes in our next breath. Through these intimate and purposeful acts, we create deliberate creases and shapes on the pristine canvas of time, rejuvenating the monotony of daily routines with moments worth celebrating. The CPLUS SERIES Autumn/Winter 2023 collection celebrates the “Daily Ceremony.”
Through an unorthodox exploration of fabrics, silhouettes, and color palettes, this collection conjures the significance that clothing embodies as a conduit of intimacy in modern life. The exquisite knitted works are a sumptuous tapestry of color each imbued with its own vibrant hues: forest green, ocher red, mint, violet, and deep apricot, all interwoven with luxurious materials such as silk, wool, and alpaca yarn. Sequined adorned garments, once a token of formal ceremonies, are now blended into everyday fashion. The CPLUS SERIES x Levi’s capsule collection, which builds on last season’s denim experimentation, creates transition possibilities for timeless classics.
With playful interpretation, CPLUS SERIES reshuffles one’s feelings with asymmetrical styles, subtle details, meticulous and intricate deconstruction – introducing deliberate complexity into a series of daily ceremonies.