SEɘDIMENT is a non-binary collection and multidisciplinary project looking at contemporary artefacts and numinous objects. The starting point for the research has been spending a portion of last year in my hometown of Genova, Italy, where the sea breeze eats at the architecture leaving man-made structures and rock formations almost at the same aesthetic stage. Local underwater religious statues and public monuments have a weeping beauty that has informed the feeling of the project.
I have then investigated the balance of organic matter and synthetic structures in Pierre Huyghe’s and Matthew Barney’s work, alongside a study of abstract painter Agnes Martin’s process rooted in instict and pure emotion. A fundamental portion of research looks at deep diving video, mesmerised by the overwhelming sense of beauty and solitude portrayed in them. The minimalistic wetsuits of the divers against the gigantic pieces of underwater wood have similar qualities to the looks in the collection, garments with strong essential lines and sediments of different textures to adorn them.
The garments are predominantly made in technical fabrics such as Lycra, light jersey, printed waxed cotton and stretch reflective. The different weights of technical sheer jerseys create layers over repurposed drift wood shoulder pieces, resembling skeletal structures. Encased in the garments is repurposed Dyneema marine rope knotted in different solomon bar variations. A large portion of my practice is also dedicated to jewellery and objects, made out of lead-free pewter and semi-precious stones. The project sits in a space that is in-between fashion, performance and fine art, having also a strong focus on material research and innovation. The collection’s universe exists in an uncanny and liminal space between binaries in which experimentalism and self-determination can thrive.