Left: Trousers by Esteban Cortazar, Top by Ainur Turisbek, Collar by Catherine Osti, Shoes by Lutz Huelle and Bracelets by Caraiva. Right: Top by Veronique Leroy and Cuffs by Catherine Osti.
Left: Tights by Wolford, Shorts and Top by Drome. Right: Trousers and Cape by Koché, Top by Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto and Gloves stylist's own.
Shoes by Gucci and Necklace by Diana Law.
Tights by Falke, Shorts and Belt by Veronique Leroy, Top by Drome, Boots by Marc Jacobs and Earring by Diana Law.
Left: Tights by Falke, Dress and Coat by Vivienne Westwood and Boots by Christian Louboutin. Right: Trousers by Ignacia Zordan, Dress by Molly Goddard and Shoes by Drome.
Shirt and Coat by Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto and Necklace by Diana Law.
Trousers and Shoes by Jourden, Top by AFTERHOMEWORK(PARIS), Cape by Ganni, Earring by Y/Project and Gloves by Lanvin.
Photographer Leo D'Oriano and Stylist Maroussia Sampsidis use the dark and complicated reality of mental illness to produce a visual account of personal, deeply felt disorder. Inspired in part by the unique and troubled style of Little Edie of Grey Gardens, and the psychosis of Freud's "Anna O" patient, Bertha Pappenheim, Hysteria looks for remnants of serenity and beauty in the life of the mentally fallen.
"Where do we go, when we go mad?" is an underlying question of the story, doubled by an equally important other: "What do we bring with us, when we come back?" The creative force of Hysteria resides in the layering of the conscious and the unconscious, of confusion and awareness, and of the alienating chaos of insanity and the peculiar moments of tranquillity.