Morbid fear of the duration or immensity of time.
This collection is inspired by antique objects and artifacts, and their past life that they carry with them. The title, chronophobia, means having a fear of time (passing).
While researching my inspiration I discovered the reason I’m drawn to these objects is due to a sense of timelessness. They offer a sense of escaping this fast-phasing time, through being an unchangeable object from the past.
My approach to designing within this concept was using elements from different time periods; early and late middle ages, early 20th century and 1960’s fashion. Within this wide range of time periods I extracted what felt modern to me, therefor creating an ambiguous era that feels both modern and has a sense of a time past.
By repurposing weathered antique objects, I want to blur the lines between the old and the new. Aside from the interest in time it is also a critique on fast-fashion. Through embracing stains, holes and imperfections the viewer might learn the value and the meaning of the garment and its potential history.