Season: Summer 2017
Key Pieces: That low-key Pink Floyd reference couldn’t be more #relevant. Did you spot it?
Editor’s Notes: Since they shot the last seven #SSS editorials in European cities, art Directors Ace Dia and Violette Esmeralda decided to honor the Caribbean island of Curaçao for their latest work. They were able to find exactly what they were looking for in Gilleam Trapenberg, a native Curaçao currently finishing his photography degree at the KABK in The Hague.
Trapenberg’s own projects focus on the image culture surrounding masculinity in the Caribbean. When asked to shoot this editorial, the young, driven creative made his own vision blend perfectly with the assignment, though from a perspective that explores Caribbean femininity.
The island of Curaçao was part of the Netherlands Antilles until they were dissolved in 2010(!).
Look for the Patta Summer 2017 collection to release at Patta stores in London and Amsterdam, and also online at patta.nl on Friday, May 5.