I am finally producing my ss12 orders!
I made these samples months ago, because the timeframes within which fashion works are stretched to fulfil buyers requirements and production turnaround. sometimes i wish I didn't have to stick to such a restrictive schedule as my work is all done by hand, and by the time I get around to make my orders, the feeling of a garment has changed or evolved into something else. . . but I guess that is also the beauty of making things by hand, no two pieces are 100% alike.
sometimes I flirt with the idea of having my prints and hand paints reproduced digitally, as it would give me a lot of freedom in terms of reducing the labour-intensive nature of my work, and also in terms of the complexity of the design (and maybe I will explore that avenue after all at some stage!).
but in the end I remember that i have chosen to promote craft and the physicality of the hands-on process, as I think there is something beautiful and unique in the tradition of making things by hand, a value that we are slowly losing in favour of technology and speed.