Fashion and music are intertwined by the powerful ability to evoke even the most deeply obscured memories. Such sensory stimuli yearn to remind us of the fleeting joys and passing sorrows that, respectively, glitter and plague our pasts. In years to come, the warm orange top worn in the photos will remind me of the sweltering heat that engulfed us as lockdown rules were relaxed and the trepidation that partial freedom induced; the hanging sleeves like wings of a butterfly, emerging from our temporary chrysalis to a world decidedly different from anything we had ever known.

Model: Flora Davies

Description and photography: Agata Gwincinska

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