Reese Cooper – Seed & Soil SS’23 | Text by Nafiseh Soolari

Dear Shaded Viewers,

It was an experience in nature for Cooper—opening with an audio about life and the lessons of the journey through it, lending the notion to the title of his show, Seed and Soil. 

Set in Jardin des Plantes, the fountains came to life amongst the soil and the models walked down in flowy workwear ensembles, fit for a day in nature. The soft breeze brought the outfits to life and scarves embellished the pants, a bag, a hair braid and created a complete aesthetic. 

Worker boots, sneakers with the logo emblazoned, and comfortable sandals were featured. A skirt that magically turned into a picnic throw, something necessary when you need to take respite from the sun and lay yourself down in the much needed shade. It’s something we can all agree on now that summer is here.

Reese Cooper planted a seed in soil with his presentation—one that can plant inspiration and bear beautiful fruit for SS’23. 

Nafiseh Soolari

Nafiseh Soolari is a creative consultant, writer and photographer— "I love translating the beauty I see in all the moments around me, people, places, things; and I aspire to share my vision: to create a single moment for me and you to connect and realize what this amazing world has to offer..."