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
GRACE SKIRT / TRASH PRINT
TRASH PRINT / AVAILABLE ON WOMENSWEAR OR SCARVES.
ORIENT PRINT (LIGHT), ELEPHANT SAVIOURS, SNAKE CHARMERS AND WATER COLOUR BLEEDS.
FRIEDA DRESS / DARL ORIENT PRINT & TRASH SCARF SILK
AURORA DRESS / HIROSHIMA PRINT