Daniela Salmon Hernandez

University / School

Istituto Marangoni

Almost all cultures agree that human beings are made up of a body and a soul. Moreover, we are accustomed to think of body and soul as divided, one being mortal and the other immortal. 

However, the division between soul and body is by no means universal. Traditional tribal cultures often recognize more than one soul, and all agree that, although the soul is distinct from the body, it retains a certain identity with it.

For this collection the goal was to express the concept of duality through the use of patterns, textures, and volumes. Inspired by traditional and tribal cultures from all-around the world and how the relationship between body and soul is expressed through traditional attire.

The use of hand painted wooden rings and crochet is a reference to traditional jewelry and the earliest evidence of crochet that came from South America, where a primitive tribe was said to have used crochet adornments in rites of puberty.