When planning my new brand, I wanted to create it as a place that could inhabit all those ideas and worlds that constitute my creative life, and at the same time would wrap them all up to create a new visual language. The Idea of the silk scarf being a blank 2D canvas on which I could place just about anything! – excited me.
The Line-Drawing collection is a new phrasing of a drawing technique, which I developed about 15 years ago (before my two kids were born, which now seems a lifetime ago…). I then used my own photographs, outlined the objects and filled the entire negative space with a line pattern resembling a wavy organic texture that made the whole image float on some mysterious substance, playing with 2D and 3D spaces alternately.
When creating a new collection for my brand I had the desire to draw again. To feel and watch those raw marks being made one by one on the paper… each and every line depicting the exact movement of my hand…. irregularities and a little shake here and there, evidence of my state of mind at that moment… not trying to hide or fix anything. It was a refreshing time, keeping me away from my computer screen for 3 days in a row each time…. When printing the scarves on the silk fabric I tried to keep those original lines, the irregularities revealing the fragility of the movement, accepting the inaccuracy as the true beauty of the hand-made…
While scanning the drawings onto my computer I thought things should liven up a little, so I then sprinkled some dashes of color on top of the drawings, creating another pattern layer in different tones, giving each piece its special feel and tone of color, making it fit for that right kind of styling…. whether just to throw over a T-shirt with jeans, to top a black leather jacket or to wrap around your head giving that trendy-retro look…... Hope you enjoy it!
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