CAPSULE COLLECTION S/S 2016 ARTISTS
JOSE ROMUSSI (S/S 2016)
A form of artistic intervention, Jose Romussi meticulously combines an embroidered craft within a repurposed image. Romussi takes on the methodical process of threading directly through photographs – bearing a distinct duality between old and new, production and handmade." I am constantly exploring and discovering new techniques and materials. I want to give a new perspective to things that already exist and give a moment in time in the present to whatever has already been forgotten. I am interested on stitching the past and the present: all surfaces are penetrable."
Click the link below to read our interview with Jose Romussi.
BLANDINE BARDEAU (S/S 2016)
Blandine Bardeau, a French born artist now residing in London, completed her BA in Fashion at Central Saint Martins, and an MA from Glasgow School of Art. Bardeau''s ephemeral and abstract mixed-media paintings are often created on two-sided translucent polyester or glass giving the viewer a subtle sense of depth and perhaps confusion. "The beings that exist in my artworks always seem to want to escape, to avoid being caught inside a restricted frame, to make a home at the frontier of two and three-dimensional worlds." Bardeau explains.
Click the link below to read our interview with Blandine Bardeau.
DEBBIE SMYTH (S/S 2016)
In a series of "pin and thread" drawings, textile artist Debbie Smyth, blurs the boundaries between fine art drawings and textile art, flat and 3D work, illustration and embroidery, literally lifting the drawn line off the page. Creating large scale installations for Hermes, the New York Times, Adidas and Mercedes Benz, Smyth lends her talents to DEPT. OF CULTURE - "I feel as if I am taking thread out of its comfort zone, presenting it on monumental scale and creating an eye-catching, and in some case jaw dropping effect."
Click the link below to read our interview with Debbie Smyth.
MARIA INES GUL (S/S 2016)
Polish artist, Maria Ines Gul, a graduate from the Royal College of Art, shares her whimsical and expressive illustrations for DEPT. OF CULTURE. A strong background in textiles and embroidery, Ines Gul’s eye-catching and intriguing collaborations with London’s Fashion week, Cosmopolitan, Rookie Magazine, and Random House portray her playful narrative and recognizable aesthetic.