Walden

Photography: Klaartje Lambrechts (1976)

A/W 2015 collection from Raphael Abel
Hair & Make up / Sanne de Wolf

Raphael Abel was inspired for his A/W 2015 collection by the book‚ “Walden” written by H.D.Thoreau. The story is about simplicity, independence, altruism and truth which reminds us how we actually want to live our life. It is a resistance against mass consumption and propagates the ideal of slow movement. The intellectual and emotional atmosphere of the story is visualized in a contemporary collection.

Heavy, oversized outdoor wear in different fabrics such as loden, bonded wools or shearling provide protection against the rough wilderness. At the same time the filigree, sensible and fragile mind-set is realized through subtle colour accents or floral prints and patterns. In cooperation with Belgian photographer Klaartje Lambrechts the vision of Raphael Abel’s work is translated in a poetic and ‘zeitgeist’ picture. The aspiration for withdrawal and simplicity is essential in our society. ‘Walden’ is a quite appeal to consciousness, self-reflection and to take the time to contemplate and dream.

The work of the Belgian photographer Klaartje Lambrechts (1976) is characterized by her alluring renderings of human emotions, often woven together into graphic or architectural perspectives. She created a strong visual identity in different fields but conceptual photography and fashion stand out the most. Klaartje Lambrechts lives and works in Antwerp.

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