The collection, Synthesis, was inspired by the concept of psychological cubism, a way in which different psychological states and aspects of the identity can coexist simultaneously within a single individual. The narrative explores how we shape our own identities, especially as denizens of different countries exposed to and immersed in diverse systems of meaning.
Inspirations from arts and crafts from the designer Sardinian heritage are combined with elements of her present life in London, expressed simultaneously, replicating metaphorically cubist compositions as states of mind.
Through the collection contemporary craftsmanship is focused upon as a continuity between tradition and modernity. Primary research has been undertaken by travelling to Sardinia to visit local sources and collect materials samples to be developed.
The signature artisanal elements such as the hand embroidered oversize eyelets have been executed locally by the designer in collaboration with skilled Sardinian needleworkers using cork ‘sughero’ (one of Sardinia most versatiles raw materials) covered in upcycled threads.
Textile development, embellishments and prints have been designed and developed blending digital and artisanal techniques such as graphic and mixed media, digital printing, hand and machine embroidery construction and deconstruction.
Upcycled materials are utilised to create the signature embroideries, cascades of threads hand embroidered developed over weeks.
Tailoring, CONTOURING AND couture techniques were reinterpreted to create high end hybrid seasonless designs, blurring the line between defined categorisations. Shingo Sato’s TRansformational reconstruction creative pattern cutting WAS USED TO CREATE Contrasting features of sharp lines and soft drapes, giving a contemporary approach with aim for timelessness that embrace trends yet goes beyond them.
Garments have been produced using luxury fabric deadstocks in order to create a collection made to be long lasting reducing the consumption of new raw materials. Each piece has been prototyped using FABRIC leftovers in order to keep resources into the cycle.