“The truth is, of course, that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.”
Chronostasis, the Fall 2016 | 2017 collection by knitwear couturier Lyonard, explores the concepts of temporal illusion best known as the stopped-clock phenomenon. Presenting a snapshot of a moment in time revealing an ethereal picture of the zeitgeist as perceived by Lyonard. Silhouettes have been inspired by David Bowie’s admiration of Japanese style, creating androgynous, eerie, rebelliously glamorous garments. Stemming from Berlinde de Bruyckere’s dark and broody installations, the pieces give the wearer’s body a feel of motion frozen in time.
Inspired by Ian Davenport’s drip painting and Bridget Riley’s op art, Chronostasis features hand-painted woven British wool, knitted raw Japanese mulberry silk and finest Italian Cashmere in crimson reds, electric blues and gunmetal greys. Completing the story are fedoras and headpieces adorned with Swarovski Elements crystals and fine silk hat bands.
Fine Jewellery created by Rahel Pfromer
Shoes provided by United Nude
Crystals provided by Swarovski Elements
Location provided by the Menier Gallery
Photography by Mark Abe
Videography by Karolina Sadownik
Styling by Rebekah Roy
Makeup by AnnMarie Lawson
Makeup Assistance by Amy Weems
Post Production by Anna Sari
Production by Thomas Walshaw
Model Giselle Massiah