A throwback slide show, endless scroll, David Bowie, David Copperfield, the wicked witch, harvest moon, a flip book shuffle stops and tumbles you into a vacuum. A postmodern assimilation of references, a conversation between mediums and the ability to traverse it all is what first led me to Fernando. We met by chance and I’ve been wanting to interact with his work, which crosses sculpture and design with the painterly, ever since. I am for aesthetics with narrative, once the story is in place the need to isolate falls away, Fernando’s work stands for this. I pair elements with shared traits based on feeling. Form follows sculpture and a distinct use of materials from nature led me to create a collective personality with Gray Matters compositional shoe collection and Fernando’s body of work cast from salt, sugar, sand, coffee, corn. Gray Matters signature midi heel, a metaphor for the in-between space I surrender myself to share and evolve.
A collective spirit collaboration documented by L’Officiel
Hair by Patrick Kyle, Makeup by Tomomi Sano, Prop Styling by Natasha Felker, Photographs by Charlie Schuck