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LA Fashion Week presents a live-streamed fashion performance by SAMSARA COLLECTIONS featuring their Spring/Summer 2017 Collection No Body No Mind. No Body No Mind will deliver a mixed-media presentation through fashion, music and theatrics. The collection, inspired by the spiritual journey of Creative Director, Tarpley Brooks Jones, features athletic-dystopian constructions made from sustainable fabrics such as hemp and organic cotton. No Body No Mind. Without either, we have no self – no story, no reality. This idea of self is an illusion of comfort created by the mind to relax the body; when in fact neither are our own – as death, ever approaching, reveals our ultimate reality of this false identity. The No Body No Mind performance is a reﬂection of the constant ﬂux of life and death, mind and body and the battle of self that conﬁnes us. Be a light unto yourself.
The No Body No Mind collection will begin a global, month-long tour starting in Los Angeles during LA Fashion Week, followed by presentations in Berlin (at Berlin Alternative Fashion Week) and Mexico City (at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Mexico), each delivering a unique performance and experience.
Samsara designer Tarpley Brooks Jones had no technical experience in apparel design when he started experimenting with sublimation prints on athletic-inspired pieces. Founded in the LA underground in 2015, Samsara’s debut collection was met with instant success, garnering stockists in New York, Japan, England, and China. After a year of ﬁnding a niche for his performance-driven, custom-printed pieces, Brooks made a conscious choice to transition from sublimation into a more sophisticated, minimal aesthetic that hews to Samsara’s vision of transparency, sustainability, and social responsibility. Thus, the No Body No Mind collection for Spring/Summer 2017 was born within a new Samsara – one that that provides unique value to the market by meshing progressive fashion with ethical production.