"nothing is more damaging to the spirit of a man than a secure future, the joy of life comes from new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new sun." - Christopher McCandless
Through this quote we looked at travellers and the idea McCandless presented in his manifesto ( his storey can been seen in this unforgettable film Into The Wild directed by Sean Penn), along with other quotes such as 'an aesthetic voyager whose home is the road', we really loved the idea of a woman who was surrounded by luxury and responsibility but felt the innate longing to be free, as Christopher McCandless burns money in the film, we wanted to create clothes for a woman who would 'destroy her own luxury'. I think we all really cherished the initial research process; days of books, websites and covering our living room wall in hundreds of images. Entering the room literally felt like venturing into a other-worlding kingdom of fairytales, encrusted jewels, gypsies, the wild etc.So I thought I would post some initial research and films that we looked at during this period. What followed was a 6 week period, of pattern cutting,meetings,designing,sampling,tutorials,mess,technicians,spending 10 hours embroidering infront of films,photoshoots ,drama and no sleep but it was an incredible learning experience.
I personally looked at films like Gadjo Dilo, The Man Who Cried and The Red Violin. And Into The Wild, South Pacific and vintage retouched films as well as Marie Antoinette for our colour references.
My research book was no more than a shrine to magical photograher Paolo Roversi.
I really feel that whoever buys our precious garments, when they wear them they will really be in that free headspace and feel like a traveller princess, after all, isn't that what ever girl wants!
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