There’s a space in fashion and photography where perception and aesthetics come together to create material memories. It’s a combination of multidimensional textures, colors, and freedom of design that allow for the ability to take us to different times and spaces. In this editorial, we explore material memories at the intersection of fashion and photography with Christa Louise Designs.
Yet there’s a space in fashion and photography where perception and aesthetics come together to create material memories. It’s a combination of multidimensional textures, colors, and freedom of design that allow for the ability to take us to different times and spaces–
In this editorial, we explore texture, color, and motion through imagery and styling with scarves from designer Christa Louise, whose products are a prime example of material memories and craft as art.
Her ‘Romantic’ collection is inspired by various cities around the world, with each piece nodding to a respective place through a multidimensional texture & color palette.
Nuno felting incorporates only soap, water and a specific hand technique that results in a beautiful textile with a weightless, ethereal feel—yet still warm thanks to wool. Hand-massaged fibers create a puckered look that makes each piece unique and reversible. Plus, your purchase helps contribute to economic independence for the artisans in Mexico.
Any one Christa Louise scarf can be comprised of several wool colors, from pink to red, grey or black. With fibers that are fused to the silk fabric using hand massage, soap and water only, Christa Louise scarves are all-natural.
Coupling my work as a fine art & fashion photographer and Christa Louise’s ability to weave aesthetics with reminiscence, we explore the idea of material memories through various locations, textures, and moods. Because of the variety of colors and their lightweight nature, these can be draped, tied or knotted – let this editorial be a source of inspiration.
ON MATERIAL MEMORIES: An exploration of aesthetics and memory through motion, texture, & color. In partnership with Christa Louise Designs.
I. The Top || Part one in re-appropriating the neck scarf: with the temperatures becoming more amenable to a lifestyle that requires fewer layers, redefine the scarf from accessory to essential by tying the piece as a scarf (seen previously here). On top of a bandeau, tie the scarf either behind you or to your side.
II. The Headwrap || Add some color to your complexion. Consider it a bandana 2.0: useful for taking the hair out of your face if you’re working and need to focus. Tie the scarf at the front at your forehead, then tie the ends at the back of your head.
III. The Drape || This one needs no explanation– adds to your look without dominating your outfit; subtle and understated. Optional add ons: windy conditions, backlit halo.