Look inspired by Juun J's SS17 collection. 1600 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Look inspired by Juun J's SS17 collection.

1600 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Look inspired by Wales Bonner's SS17 collection. 2112 North Foster Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

Look inspired by Wales Bonner's SS17 collection.

2112 North Foster Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

Look inspired by Rick Owens' SS17 collection. 202 Bay Street, Staten Island, New York, USA.

Look inspired by Rick Owens' SS17 collection.

202 Bay Street, Staten Island, New York, USA.

Look inspired by Comme des Garçons' SS17 collection. North Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

Look inspired by Comme des Garçons' SS17 collection.

North Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

Look inspired by Raf Simons' SS17 collection. Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, USA.

Look inspired by Raf Simons' SS17 collection.

Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, USA.

Look inspired by Balenciaga's SS17 collection. Cudell Recreation Center, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA.

Look inspired by Balenciaga's SS17 collection.

Cudell Recreation Center, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA.

Look inspired by Hood By Air's SS17 collection. HQ of the Baton Rouge PD 7919 Independence Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, USA.

Look inspired by Hood By Air's SS17 collection.

HQ of the Baton Rouge PD 7919 Independence Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, USA.

This project is a visual exploration of the death drive, the Freudian concept explaining the instinctive human urge towards self-destruction, decay, and ultimately death.

Fashion Director Samia Giobellina and illustrator Megan-Ruth St Clair Morgan conceived this project as a necessary artistic response to constant acts of violence in American society today. Questioning the paradoxical endurance of destructive tendencies, Death Drive points to the reopening of old wounds of humanity – racially based violence, impulsive aggression, and xenophobia, investigating possibilities of healing: through love, peace, and tolerance. 

 

IllustratorMegan-Ruth St Clair Morgan

Fashion Director: Samia Giobellina