A story of passions ...
Mokarran… A word that doesn't mean anything to you. Yet for some of us this word resonates like a myth, a quest, something often dreamed of but rarely achieved. Imagine an animal that can exceed 5,5 meters in length, an incredible build, a head that some qualify as monstrous while for others it embodies raw beauty. An animal resulting from a long process of evolution of several hundreds of millions of years, it would be perfection itself, the absolute predator.
We imagine the great predators as inquisitors and daring, the Mokarran is stealthy. Often we do not feel it coming and it disappears in the same way, discreetly. His physique contrasts with this delicacy. Its mouth, always slightly half-open, reveals a multitude of protruding teeth. Her silhouette would make the best designer look like a vulgar scribbler. Mokarran is the expression of all contrasts, until it awakens what is deepest in us, between fear and wonder, between amazement and excitement.
More prosaically, Mokarran is the scientific name for the great hammerhead shark, Sphyrna mokarran.
This animal arouses passions, many divers hope to observe it and do not hesitate to travel thousands of kilometers to dream awake. Even when the quest is in vain, hope remains alive and eventually the myth only grows.
Mokarran, that's how we named our clothing brand. A kind of reverence to an animal that obsesses me. Despite all the encounters I have had the chance to experience and which, even when put end to end, are and always will be too short for my taste, Mokarran is the embodiment of passion biting.
Nature often provides this effect, a kind of bliss one can experience when swimming alongside a whale, playing with wild dolphins or witnessing the insistent curiosity of a manta ray.
These are magical moments that make us forget everything around us, amazed by the incredible spectacle of wildlife.
We often forget that the largest animal that ever lived on earth is contemporary to us. Bigger even than dinosaurs, the blue whale still swims in the oceans of our planet. It sounds like a touch hope in this world where cities continue to expand, where fields of intensive crops have replaced forests, where man thinks he can dominate Mother Nature.
Animals are the neglected guardians of our planet et Mokarran simply wish to pay tribute to them, to make their voice heard so as not to forget who we are and where we come from.
Vincent Truchet, designer Mokarran.
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PHOTO CREDIT: © VINCENT TRUCHET