The Kairos x Chronos Resort ’16 Collection By Jason Porshe.
The Names ‘KAIROS’ & CHRONOS’ where both gotten from an Ancient Greek mythology.
KAIROS (kaipóç) – is an Ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (The Supreme Moment) The Ancient Greeks had two words from time ‘CHRONOS’ & ‘KAIROS’ while the former refers to chronological or sequential time,The latter signifies a time lapse,a moment of indeterminate time in which everything happens.
These Two Greek Words ‘Kairos’ x ‘Chronos’ which have a similar connection with ‘Time’ allows the designer to express himself in both ways – Menswear x Womenswear connection both lines with Greek words gives birth to a capsule collection.
Kairos (menswear) – The Designer tells a story of a time in his life when all he desires it to be a able to build his life & career,A time when all that matters to him is to be something he created with his own mind.
What does it mean to be a man today? How can men consciously express their masculinity without becoming cold or closed-hearted on the one hand… or wimpy and emasculated on the other? What’s the most loving way for a conscious man to express himself?
‘I Feel that a man should dress to impress,I feel that a man could dress how he wants to be addressed’
Ambitious is the new sexy,I feel that a man should dress to match his dreams there’s a boost of confidence that comes with seeing a gentle man in a suit’.
Kairos is created for the men with goals,aspirations & dreams.
‘CHRONOS’ – The Designer tells a story of his emotions & how uneasy it has been for him to control them.
The Womenswear collection however comes with limited colors ‘Red’ & Black’ & it connects with his mood in a way.
Most of the time it’s love(RED),it’s always rosey at first till you meet the pain(BLACK) that comes with being in love,sadly you begin to have expectations and most times you end up hurting your own self.
I used to be an Emotionally Tormented Artist but then I turned my nemesis into wearable ‘Art’ & it felt ‘Good’.
‘CHRONOS however is much more emotional for me,it’s deeper & much more expressive of how unstable my mind could be sometimes,I’m always sensitive to what’s going on around me thus reflecting how I feel and putting it out as wearable art’.
Models – PRAIZ,Chinko,Jennifer Oseh & Makida Moka
Creative Direction – Jason Samuel
Photography – Mr Laah.