CAPSULE COLLECTION : ONCE UPON A FUTURE
Once Upon a Future, the world has fallen to dystopia. The rules that once kept the world in order no
longer apply and creatures that lie somewhere between aliens and androids are now living amongst
human beings. This June, Gentle Monster presents a new experimental project featuring a fashion film and
an exclusive 2018 capsule collection. Titled, “Once Upon a Future,” this new project invites you to explore
our imaginings of a world where humans and unidentifiable creatures coexist. This 4-part film series
captures momentary interactions between strange neighbors as they navigate their everyday life.
FIG.1 IN VITRO
An era of genetic engineering and synthetic biology is upon us. Human beings begin to play God as they
test the limitations of their technological advancements. In this abandoned building, a scientist attempts to
create his own species. What will become of this newborn creature?
FIG.2 ALTER EGO
The normalization of human replication has led to an abundance of androids and other unknown entities.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between the original and its reproductions. One never
knows when they’ll be overturned by their own clone.
In the future, time does not flow chronologically. It moves in a non-sensical manner and the restraints of
the “past, present, and future,” no longer exist. Old and new, past and future, life and death are without
meaning. Finally, the tangling of time sets the old man free.
What lies on the other side of an open door will always be met with uncertainty. With so many unknown and
changing factors, it becomes difficult to recognize whether the strangers you meet are of your species, or
not. In a dimly lit elevator, two unidentifiable beings make a curious encounter.