Art and sustainable design collide in my new capsule collection, featuring dancer Patricia Zhou.
Painted under April's sky, with my head in the clouds; feet on the ground.
My latest illustrated collection comprises of ballet skirts, bodysuits and silk scarves - Useful and versatile pieces for the dance studio, the ocean and everywhere in-between. Pieces created for escapism, inspired by the wonders of the natural world and created in an environmentally considerate manner.
The legacy of movement through perspiration...
The ancient Romans valued individuals who were ‘worth their salt’ they considered a sweat allowance a salary of an individual's hard efforts.
‘Perspire’ highlights the beautiful crystalline structures of the personal sweat allowance of ballerina Cira. The organic facets of encrusted crystal are fused within the fabrics that they have grown from. Evidence of dance, of excursion and power, of lost water but lasting salt.
You may notice that I have introduced another size for the bodysuits! This is an exciting continuation of development for the bodysuit line.
Consciously keeping collections small and simple and growth at a strong and sustainable pace allows me to focus on the individuality and longevity of each design and ensures that I never over-produce or create something unwanted; an industry problem that's having dire effects on the environment in terms of waste.
Emma is pictured wearing the new green bodysuit and skirt … she is dancing in front an impressionistic underwater painting I created to reflect my hand painted & digitally printed collection of designs.
I was honoured to be interviewed by Emma Lister for her podcast ‘Movers Shakers Makers’.
In my episode we discuss everything from double bins; homemade shoes, to choreographing with robots, tech, ‘thoughtful’ dance-wear and accessing creativity within a large ballet company...
I spent January and February of this year on an exciting research project at Harvard University’s new ArtLab - Where myself and my collaborator my collaborator, physicist and dancer, Dr Merritt Moore had been invited to be artists-in-residence. We were investigating ' Creating a duet between a human dancer and industrial robot that will be choreographed by A.I.’