EXCLUSIVE: ANDEOL x DEAR PLASTIC
If you mixed a pastel coloured potion of Japanese sunsets, ancient wood patterns, whispered secrets and freshly fallen leaves- you would end up with the Andeol and Dear Plastic collaboration 'Land of Light'.
The Andeol SS 14/15 scarf collection is a dreamy dip into the beauty of collaboration; with both Dyehaus and George Barnes involved. Inspired by traditional Ohara practices of hand-dying with indigo leaves, Bettina Ludowici of Dyehaus and Emilie Cacace of Andeol worked together on traditional Japanese shibori and tiedye, creating intricate patterns and layering.
The beautiful scarves, imbued anew with memories and dreams of the Japanese countryside, are then folded into beautiful origami pieces created by Japanese-Australian artist duo Yumi and Taka. These origami pieces are printed with Andeol designs, and as they all state: “become a gift from the three of us.”
George Barnes is responsible for the floaty 'Dreamcatcher ' mix that runs alongside the collection, making the patterns come to life in a new interactive way that previously seemed impossible.
This collection is an ode to collaboration and dream chasing, to exploring new places and rediscovering how zen you can truly be. To finding your spirit and keeping it safe.
Photography / Eleanor Ackland
Words / Ruby Giles