DARK VOYAGE COLLECTION.

Inspiration for the collection came from winter voyages of the past. A cocktail of Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick' (or The Whale), and the 1889 art works flooding the circumference 'Bourse De Commerce' in Paris.

Evocative scenes of past commerce and exotic carpets from the Orient and Middle East being loaded off ships. Traders excited by new finds and items returning home to housewives who were intrigued and excited by the world from which the carpets and artefacts came. Myths, tales, imagination and lack of understanding - it was said the Wives thought the Orient was full of savages!

This dark fearful exotica is the mood and spirit for the collection. The prints depict dark spiritual jungle scenes, ships departing and the masks of savages. Carpets piled up onto the back of boats and the 'trippy' surreal stories and smells of the fibres arriving back into European homes.

 

DARK ORIENT SCARF

MYXOMATOSIS SCAR, PENNY BOMBER JACKET IN TRASH / SAVAGE PRINT, SAVAGE SCARF WORN

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.” 
― Herman MelvilleMoby-Dick; or, The Whale

http://www.klements.co.uk/collections/dark-voyage/products/myxomatosis-sq-scarf AS SARRONG.

GRACE SKIRT / TRASH PRINT

SAVAGE PRINT / SAVAGE SCARF

“A noble craft, but somehow a most melancholy! All noble things are touched with that.” 
― Herman MelvilleMoby-Dick

 

TRASH PRINT / AVAILABLE ON WOMENSWEAR OR SCARVES.

“...and Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike - for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.” 
― Herman MelvilleMoby Dick

http://www.klements.co.uk/collections/dark-voyage/products/trash-square-scarf

ORIENT PRINT (LIGHT), ELEPHANT SAVIOURS, SNAKE CHARMERS AND WATER COLOUR BLEEDS. 

“Ignorance is the parent of fear.” 
― Herman MelvilleMoby-Dick; or, The Whale

 http://www.klements.co.uk/collections/dark-voyage/products/the-orient-light-square-scarf

FRIEDA DRESS / DARL ORIENT PRINT & TRASH SCARF SILK

AURORA DRESS / HIROSHIMA PRINT