ATELJÉ X LISA SANDER
"The pace that prevails in a fashion company does not make room for needlework and slower processes"
HOW DID YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH DIEMONDE? AND WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO COLLABORATE?
I heard about Diemonde the same year as I quit as a designer at Rodebjer and started to reconnect with the textile craft, that I have moved away from in recent years. The pace that prevails in a fashion company does not make room for needlework and slower processes.
During this time, Diemonde was based in Bredäng where Lisa Sander lives and the opportunity to work with a local fashion company was tempting.
I also became very curious about the factory in Laxå and the plans to put all future production in Sweden. Out of sheer curiosity, I contacted Angelo and when we meet - although the pandemic put some sticks in the wheel - we had some rewarding and inspiring conversations. We agreed that I would 'upcycle' some of Diemonde's early designs and give them a new life. I value materials and work and refuse the fashion world's fast cycles. I liked the previous collection title ‘Flowers Growing Through Concrete’ and therefore wanted to do something with that as a starting point, especially since plants in all their details and stages are a constant source of inspiration for me. I am particularly fascinated by weeds and seed stands, so the dandelion felt like a given choice. A plant whose roots can break up concrete, whose flower has the luminosity of the sun and whose seeds have the ability to fly away with the wind.