Filippa K showed their core values of simplicity, authenticity, and confidence in their new fall 2021 campaign.
You can see it here
Kai Isaiah Jamal – the London-based poet, writer, activist, and model – has interpreted these values through their own lens in the poetic performance, “What Lies Within”.
Filippa K says further on their website “It describes the power clothing has to define us: the simplest details can hold the memories that make up who we are, and give us the confidence to be our authentic selves”
Read the poem in full below and watch the performance piece here
WHAT LIES WITHIN
Written and performed by Kai Isaiah Jamal
I wish you fabric that blows and whispers in the wind and an unending piece of string.
I wish you a red string, tied from your heart to your sleeve, a coordinate on where to wear it.
I wish you a silk shirt dancing in the breeze
and a body that lets you bare it.
I wish you a frayed hem
if nothing more but a reminder we all have things to work on. I wish you too a frayed hem that needs none.
For any pile of cotton can be named a mess;
A test of who is touching
A test of what they have felt before.
A test of what they are yet to.
I wish you fabric that smells like memories you refuse to lose. I wish you a life that renews like second skin.
I wish you an undying softness upon skin
so you’ll never forget what lies within.
Still photographer: Hedvig Jenning
Film Photographer: Nils Emil Nylander
Art director / Concept : Emma Elwin
Makeup and Hair by me Marina Andersson
Makeup assistant: Caroline Justerdal
Client: Filippa k
Client Crew: Johanna Aivars, Ellen Wihlke, Ylva Wadström
Stylist: Caroline Ellingsen
Talents: Charlotte Thomas, Kai Isaiah Jamal, Kentaro Mitsumori