We look through the lens of Josef Koudelka and his documentation of gypsies in the 1960’s, in eastern Europe and his exploration of the world after fleeing through Europe. An expatriate traveling alone, he met men and women along the open road.
It was from his poignant insight into the nomadic lifestyle of the communities he encountered that he was able to capture people in their entirety, full of emotion. With these images in mind, so current still today, we search for an understanding of place. We look to our artisans and their craft to show the diversity of in the world.
Working with grandmas in Thailand, we dip dyed materials into shades of brilliant blues, creating ombres of dark to light; Zambian traditional baked, embodies contrasts of print and pigment. Hand indigo prints showcase Indonesia’s unique UNESCO preserved batik tradition, and reflect the geometry of the landscapes along the journey.
The wardrobe of crosses generations, and mixes masculine and feminine. From graphic pinstripe flannel trousers, to a bohemian painter’s blouse, to pure slip dresses, we focus on revealing the .
Like Koudelka, who spent his career photographing not just one culture or one movement, but a mix of them, we too focus on a and support the of craft.
Photographed by WILLIAM KANER
Featuring KARIME BRIBIESCA and LISA WASHINGTON
Make Up by TINA TURNBOW
Hair by PAMELA BAUMGARTNER