Rational Beauty

PAN’S Supernatural

Supernatural takes us beyond expectations and tests our imagination to suggest new futures and ways of being. While many disciplines can explore this theme, fashion is most notable as a conduit for the supernatural. As representation but importantly as an embodied practice, fashion image-makers and designers can envision wild fantasies of what might be possible and conjure our dreams. These imaginings are essential — to visualize, confront and subvert individual and collective desires and fears, and test out new ideas concerning bodies and their adornment. Importantly, fashion can also hover between states, inhabit liminal spaces, to create clothes and pictures that embrace uncertainty — potentially frightening and exciting in equal measure.