Collaboration with MOPE+
Inspired by the beautiful location of the port city of Vladivostok I designed and made a bunch of sea inspired prints on blue cotton for this collaboration.
I was also obsessively inspired by the broken pieces of ceramics shaped by the sea. There is a beach called ‘Glassy’, which is not far from Vladivostok, where instead of pebbles or sand there are millions and billions of neatly shaped pieces of glass, ceramics and clay bricks washed up on the shore by the sea of Japan.
The other thing which inspired me a lot was my favourite technique of cyanotype printing – the juiciest source of inspiration for the prints. I googled and found many beautiful cyanotypes of seaweed. Together with the guys from MORE+ we made a dress, a t-shirt, striped pants, shorts and a blouse, a sweatshirt, leggings and a few bags, all covered with my original prints. We adapted my original hand-bleached prints and used discharge screen printing for multiple prints in the collection.