The HELIOT EMIL SS21 collection titled ‘Compos Mentis’ explores an inspiration in the idea of having full control of one’s mind. Designer Julius Juul was conspicuously fascinated with the concept of cognitive neuroenhancement or what is more commonly known as the Placebo Effect. The interest led to an exploration of the fundamental nature of mental well-being.
HELIOT EMIL’s ‘Compos Mentis’ is an invitation to open up the conversation about our emotions. The theme is expressed through details in the collection such as prints, fabrics and constructions of the garments. HELIOT EMIL’s SS21 collection continues the exploration of form and function and industrial elegance and further cements the HELIOT EMIL silhouette and innovative design approach. Compos Mentis illuminates the cathartic vulnerability of a fully balanced emotional equilibrium. A foundation of classically-sartorial forms and silhouettes echo through HELIOT EMIL’s reputable take on modern tactility. Motifs of harnesses and utilitarianism are deconstructions manifesting through Julius’ use of fine Italian wools and tanned leathers, visualising a psycho-physical tension for emotion harmony and aesthetical homeostasis.
Louise, Maria Thornfeldt