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.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS COLLABORATION ANGELO?

Lisa is a fantastic designer that I have had the honor of getting to know over the past year. Despite the fact that our upbringing and path to the fashion industry differs remarkably, we share the same values ​​and perspectives. We have been in dialogue since 2020 about doing something together, and it is an honor to work together on our platform with this project.