The Traces sample book shows the creative process behind my collections. The inserted fabric samples provide tactile interaction and the imagery sparks creative ideas around the application of the designs.
There is an ongoing trend to bring nature into our work and home spaces through the use of nature-inspired designs and natural materials. It is as if we have a yearning to connect with nature. All my designs are influenced by nature, its patterns, symmetry and secrets.
I visited my country of birth, Namibia, for the first time in 10 years last week. What an experience! My body, soul and heart immediately recognised the place where my life began. Wide open spaces and the kind of silence that actually has its own sound. The landscape is scattered with traces of matter in different stages of their life cycle. Everything held such a strong connection with my Traces collection and I gathered many imprints, both in my mind’s eye and on camera, of the symmetry and cycle of life. Thank you to the land and people I gathered with, that inspired me and gave me renewed energy.
My 2018 collection, called Traces, found its form in the lush beauty and layered depth of an island jungle and in the fascinating lifecycle of leaves – growth to decay, and decay feeding growth. There are three ranges within the collection: Jungle, Autumn and Leaf Greens.
What a thrilling and inspiring line-up at Design Indaba 2018! The future essence of design not only lies in aesthetics, but also in how we use materials and resources.
Join me on a journey that looks at what’s happening in the world of design. Colour trends, production trends, fabric trends and more.
Breathe, relax, reminisce and reboot.
Two days of design inspiration and trend tracking in Paris
How to explore and play with everyday events to access your creativity.