A boundless body of water expands far beyond the vision of the naked eye and a celestial cloudy sky reaches towards the heavens. Prancing on the shore with skin kissed by the sun’s heat is ancient goddess, Thalassa, who frolics over the monuments of those long gone.
Retaining the label’s minimalist aesthetic, Fortune’s SS16 Thalassa collection’s free-flowing silhouettes allow the body’s shape to form the garments. An anti-fit jumpsuit and wrap dress, duster jacket, sash trousers, mesh column shift, tee shift, culottes jumpsuit and a cutaway crop create eight uncluttered and versatile looks in a subdued palette. “Set in a post-apocalyptic environment in which manmade textile has amalgamated with natural forces, the collection embodies clothing that is created by the elements for the natural world”, says Fortune.
The lookbook radiates a stark unencumbered beauty and reinterprets the pristine coast of ancient Greece, but not without paying tribute to nature’s impervious qualities. Shop the collection at www.fortuneclothing.co.za.
Photography: Justin Polkey / Model: Emma Jane Menteath / Hair and make-up: Alet Viljoen / Styling: Fortunate Ones