No Sesso, the Fashion House Embracing Fluidity In a Big Way
July 20, 2016
No Sesso, the Los Angeles based label conceptualized by visual artist Pierre Davis, exists to capture an intimacy for its’ consumer, creating a safe space to explore fashion. The pieces in this collection utilize a variety of textiles, paints, prints, and objects. Within the garments lies symbolism and activism for the sake of race, identity, and art.
Of the clothes’ physicality and the messages encoded in them, Davis says “Every stitch, including the intricate custom hand embroidery, acts as a peaceful protest that seeks to revolutionize the world through fashion and art. Here, the person of color and those who identify as queer or gender fluid are embraced.”
For the newest collection, Davis holds a firm grasp on the connection between the clothing and the ideology. “For the No Sesso Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 collection features brick and concrete prints that symbolize earth as well as our urban neighborhoods. The strength and resilience these communities exemplify is displayed through the collection’s integration of hard black denim and soft fleece. The enchantment and grace of the natural world is captured through photographic prints of various woods and oysters. The vast history of the black and brown body and its experiences with nature, including indigenous spirituality is touched upon. The collection is accented with a timeless sentiment and subtle daintiness with its knitwear.
Question categories, limits and borders! Out of this, a simple and abstract vision is born: The Freedom to Be!”
Images courtesy of Pierre Davis/No Sesso