Venice and the Venetian region are home to such craft techniques and secrets that few know how to play.Strong traditions characterize this city that has for a long time been the center of commerce and trade with the rest of the world.
In collaboration with musicians and artists, people will come together with their float gear and enjoy music and stunning visuals while floating around, free from gravity.
Groups of like minded people meet and float together, embraced by water - giving them the feeling of floating around in the vastness of Space.
It’s also a garment charged with emotions and expectations.
The swimsuit brings to life dear memories of childhood and long dreamy days at sea, of sand on sun-kissed skin and the bliss of an endless summer. Patti Smith has been truly brave and is very inspiring in many ways, she received the Polar Music Prize a few years ago and her emotional openness was fantastic. Inspired and slightly overexcited as we just opened our Pop Upstore and I'm finishing my design for summer 2016. You´ll never regret the things you did, only the things you you did not do. In every Icelandic town you have at least one swimming pool with natural geothermal water.
Following the long tradition of the Venetian city in the production and commerce of luxury fabrics, there’s the development of a series of textiles.
The main idea has been recreating, through the plots of the fabric, all the colors and textures that with time have appeared on the plasters and marbles scattered everywhere on the Venetian walls, due to the erosive action of sea water.
They are comfortably lost in Space - although on their own terms. Ragna Froda Acqua Alta is the italian word for the “High water”, phenomenon that occurs in the city of Venice.
This project is conceived from the idea of enhancing a cultural and historical heritage that belongs to us: the city of Venice.
As a child, I would walk over beaches and through fields and forests to collect beautiful shells, shimmering stones, feathers and funnily shaped branches.
Much later, after I had moved from Holland to South Africa, I found myself doing the same thing. ‘Plastic Ocean’ is an art project, which I started to create awareness around pollution to try and prevent ( or at least reduce) plastic pollution.
Our beaches are covered in plastic confetti and there really is nothing to celebrate.