“Down the Islands” was mainly inspired by my travels through South America and the Caribbean, more specifically Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil and Argentina. I was particularly interested in the Carnival extravaganza contrasted with simple activities, such as fishing, as some of the main activities and source of income in their communities. The collection has a sportswear approach with a luxury feel and aims to amplify intricate details and fuse them with the simplest shapes.
My collection explores a modern approach on bead work, using techniques such as off loom bead weaving, netting and brick stitch beading using a variety of beads to create full looks instead of small decorations, giving the pieces a luxury and handmade feel. The collection features mostly black, gunmetal and anchor grey alongside pistachio green and fossil white.