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The collection’s inspiration comes from the Tuareg people who live in the Sahara desert, also known as the ‘Blue People’, from their indigo-dyed clothing that drapes the complete body and face. Over time the tribe has found a way to live through a vastly changing world while still maintaining their own religious traditions and ways of dressing.
‘In my designs I focussed on old techniques like pleating and mixed them up with new materials. The idea was to make huge garments and have a roping system integrated inside them, so to make them fit closer to the body.
The collection has a lot of face pieces - these come from the idea that within the Tuareg culture men cover their faces while women have their faces unveiled’.

Tuareg Interpretation

A modern interpretation of Tuareg jewellery. ‘I took basic shapes that reference the Tuareg and produced these in unpractical proportions. The metal pieces felt and looked unfunctional - the challenge was to make them functional again through use of the entire body’.

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