“When I go into nature I have a dialogue with nature and with myself. I find peace there and discover not just new paths, but also a new direction for myself.”
With every project that I start I look for inspiration and I draw this inspiration from my early exploration, which was also the assignment from The North Face. I grew up in the countryside so nature was always around me. And I tried to explore different paths towards sustainability and also blend them together with my early memories. I really tried to stay true to myself but also implement The North Face functionality in it. We can avoid wasting products and adding new value. Just really having fun and exploring the process as well, and not only the end product.
For his garments in this collection he didn’t have any specific prior thoughts or ideas. He was guided by the materials. He saw the possibilities of taking pieces apart then putting them back together again in new constructions and combinations. “When my hands are busy my mind starts to work and ideas just unfold in front of me.”
His long-term vision is to use fashion as art to change perceptions and raise awareness about sustainability. “I want to guide society toward its longest possible relationship with nature.” He believes if we can attach personal stories to garments we can associate different values to them, values that go beyond the physical.