Years struggling with anxiety, depression and OCD translated into one piece of work. The main sources of inspiration were the writings of Virginia Woolf, Picasso’s Blue Period & Van Gogh color palettes, Nick Drake, the movies Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971 – plus its soundtrack by Cat Stevens) and Teorema (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1969), along with Romanticism and the Elizabethan and Victorian Eras. The proportions, prints and small elements are exaggerated and repetitive, and the silhouettes are stiff, but become much simpler as the collection flows towards its end.
collages feature: Sunflowers (Vincent van Gogh, 1887), frames from Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971), Bedroom in Arles (Vincent van Gogh, 1888), Landscape with Snow (Vincent van Gogh, 1888), frames from Teorema (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1969), Portrait of Jaime Sabartés (Pablo Picasso, 1902), lyrics from The boy with the arab strap (Belle and Sebastian, 1998), Nick Drake portrait (Keith Morris, late 60s/early 70s), lyrics from Time has told me (Nick Drake, 1969), Woman before the Rising Sun (Caspar David Friedrich, 1818-20), The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (Caspar David Friedrich, 1818), Nick Drake’s Pink Moon cover art (Michael Trevithick, 1972)
TSMF was one of the projects chosen for the VI Mes del Diseño Emergente at the Museo del Traje Madrid, an exhibition that showcases the new emerging fashion talents from various Spanish design schools.
The ruffled white shirt and blue corduroy bell bottoms were featured on the Once upon a time editorial shot by Alexander Román and styled by Andres Zurru for the Summer ’18 issue of The Pink Prince Magazine.