Lena Erziak wants to connect us all to each other, not only between human beings, but also to the whole living world. Through the mycelium, a gigantic canvas of filaments – as precise and delicate as a Haute Couture embroidery – and a true specialist in connection and balance: it is the underground network of filiform branches growing under fungi and fungi, connecting each plant and tree, living and facilitating the exchange of nutrients, decomposing matter, regenerating the earth and even sequestering carbon.
Mycelium helps plants and trees to “communicate” and support each other. This is why mycelium is called “the internet of nature”; it is just as vast: for every step we take, there are about 450 km of mycelium that extend below the surface. The importance of communication between us, the only one capable of resolving conflicts and climate emergency…
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A strong, colorful, sharp, very visual and irresistible collection. We find the flamboyance and strength of Maison Léna Erziak, which emphasizes even more the know-how of her little hands in her Parisian workshop: handmade pleated, feathers sewn one by one, silk taffeta, duchess satin, lava silk, vertiginous volumes and impeccably made.
TEAM MAKE-UP Shahrzad Lozani, Farnaz Khedri, Mahtab Mansouri, Sedigheh Habibian, Georgia Dimitrius, Carine Larchet
TEAM COIFFURE Alexander von Trentini, Theo Dimitri Sotiriou, Katharina Klaer, Irina Eberhard, Luisa Maier
CASTING DIRECTOR Greg Alexander
ART DIRECTOR Sébastien Vienne
VIDEO Maycon Vargas-Dehan
MUSIC DJ Clashman