“While starting to work on SS21, long before even the start of the current pandemic, RE thinking our spring-summer collection was the first thing I did. That led me to explore the concept of “RE” and consequently other REs that are important and interesting to me: RE purposing, RE positioning, RE using, RE imagining, RE wilding.
The closest RE to my heart is the concept of RE wilding: “restoring an area of land to its natural, uncultivated state”. My dream is to get a piece of land one day and restore it to its original primaeval state as nature intended. The RE concept now fits in perfectly during these pandemic times, when we all need to RE think our approach to consumerism and climate change." — Oyuna Tserendorj
RE wilding is a progressive approach to conservation
it is about letting nature take care of itself - enabling natural processes to shape land and sea, repair damaged ecosystems and restore degraded landscapes
RE wilding is a primary source of inspiration for our current "RE" collection
Steamship SS City of Adelaide, Magnetic Island in Australia
old steamship installation
In 1916, the steamship SS City of Adelaide ran aground off the shores of Magnetic Island in Australia.
Over the last twenty years, mangroves have taken root in the wreckage and what now looks like a carefully crafted art installation is actually a wonderful attempt of natural rewilding.
the forgotten village
Once home to fishermen, this village on the island of Shengshan in the Zhoushan Archipelago was abandoned more than twenty years ago. It is located in a region that is prone to typhoons, and its inhospitable position caused it to become a deserted place. Now the clambering vines slowly cover empty houses in a quiet shroud of mystery, and one cannot help but ponder the immense power nature has to reclaim its dominion if given a chance.
the tree of life
The Kalaloch Tree Root Cave, in the plush Olympic National Park, about an hour southwest of the Hoh Rainforest, also referred to as The Tree of Life, is a unique phenomenon of a tree growing right over an eroding river bed.
As the crevasse gets deeper and wider, the tree stretches its roots on either side, suspending itself in mid-air.