EDITORIAL FOR THE UNTAINTED MAGAZINE
GLUTTONY IS AN EMOTIONAL ESCAPE, A SIGN SOMETHING IS EATING US - PETER DE VRIES
Behind this concept, there is the self-destructive behaviour of the subject affected by gluttony. We found different stages linked to emotions:
Desire >> Pleasure >> Anxiety >> Addiction >> Sin / guilt >> Regret
The choice of not using food on set is due to the edible makeup. In fact, we wanted to emphasise the makeup to be the only edible element of the images.
OUR MIND IS POWERFUL.
In the fashion industry, the existence of a link between creative genius and mental ill health has long been a matter of debate. Certainly, some of the industry’s top designers have struggled with mental health issues.
What is indisputable is that fashion professionals across the board — not just creatives — face a unique and uncompromising set of pressures.
Especially in the Fashion industry, it’s time to change. It’s time to support the MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS.
The inspiration for this Fashion Film “Meeting the Darkness” comes from Alexander McQueen who was found dead in his flat, after taking a mixture of cocaine, sleeping pills and tranquillisers. As shocking as this was, sadly, it wasn’t all that hard to understand. According to McQueen’s psychiatrist, he had been suffering from anxiety and depression for at least three years and had twice before taken an overdose as a ‘cry for help.’ His workload was believed to have had a direct effect on his mental state.