My project is inspired by the geological era we live in today: Anthropocene, the human age. In contrast to this period, the project proposes garments aimed at sustainability and ethics.
My message is to create awareness: we must redescribe ourselves as human beings. We have lost our connection with the world for too long, and it is time to go back to our roots.
"ARYA" is a collection inspired by the geological era in which we live today: "ANTHROPOCENE." That is a strong word that emphasizes the remarkable impact that man has on Earth. For some geologists, this period began with the first industrial revolution and the consequent change of mentality that society has had about material goods.
The collection celebrates three fundamental elements: air, water, and ground represented as gas masks, water bottles, and "greenlight" (glass lamp that contains special plants that do not need care because they can recreate their ecosystem). Just like David Latimer, in 1960, with his own "bottled garden." The fabrics have been chosen based on their environmental impact: they are biodegradable over time and/or regenerated from waste fabrics. Hand natural dyeing, ecoprint, and shibori are "GOTS" certified
Handmade garments take their cue from the '40s. The manual processing recalls natural elements such as lichens, symbiotic organisms that have antibacterial properties. Ecoprint and natural dyes eliminate all the harmful substances related to the coloring process. The use of certified fabrics makes their supply chain traceable because sustainability is in materials but also in the people behind the machinery.