September 10, 2013

"Arcadia" by Samantha Pleet

This season Samantha Pleet was inspired by the journals Charles Darwin kept during his early voyages to Tiera del Fuego. The collection's accompanying film follows a heroine explorer, much like Darwin himself, lost at sea who eventually stumbles upon the dream world of Arcadia: An Eden-like mythical island paradise. It's a place of feminine healing and liberation where free thought, peace, and sensual pleasure are the preferred currency. We learn through our reluctant protagonist that you can only find paradise through an open mind and a taste for adventure.

This short, but beautiful film gives me chills every time I watch it. It's has a wonderful sense of humor, but also taps into a deep longing I think a lot of us have. Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for the full look book!

Directed by Maximilla Lukacs & Sarah Sophie Flicker
Narrated by Tennesee Thomas
Starring Emily Theobald, Carlen Altman, Andrea Estella and Hannah Metz
Stylist: Turner
Hair: Travis Speck
Makeup: Daniel Alvarez
Shoes Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet
Headpieces done in collaboration with Hannah Metz
Set design: Patrick Pleet
Film stills by Landon Metz and Agnes Thor

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