Words by Sonia Sly
Over the next three weeks NEW K!D is excited to bring you a three-part editorial series. ‘I Wait’ explores what happens when one is at an impasse.
A man sits with knees buckling, while angry children expel screams like fever beating through eardrums - no longer penetrable - stimuli blockers turn hearing to concrete. There is nothing in between.
If queues are made for standing then I shall sit, maybe even lie - in, or out of comfort - blank-faced, unamused, immovable with legs crossed face-to-face with you through a glass screen bleeping your response.
Am I an automated machine? Barely breathing, no room, nor energy for exhalation.
I wait and listen while impatient strangers bypass small talk of fog in favour of petty humour, sheep farming and even rugby...really?
Make like a tree
A woman’s voice blares out from a loudspeaker in a string of meaningless words that hang superfluous like a necklace of monotony around her neck - no inflection or warmth.
Impervious, I drift in and out of sleep...
INVITING THE SILENCE, predicting the capability of my own absence; avoiding eye contact, I THINK WITHOUT SPEAKING
Liam wears: Kowtow Victory cardigan and classic shirt / Levi's Jeans / Necklace by NEW K!D Designer Nik Hanton / Shearling jacket by NEW K!D label OUT OF COMFORT / Karen Walker Wanderlust sunglasses in caramel / Hansel From Basel socks / shoes, rings and earring -model's own.
Photography credit - David James
Styling and creative direction - Sonia Sly
Hair and makeup - Michele Perry