I was delighted to find this beautifully printed cotton fabric, with the striking jade green hue and charming fern pattern.
Ferns are members of a group of vascular plants that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers. Fern species live in a wide variety of habitats, from remote mountain elevations, to dry desert rock faces, to bodies of water or in open fields.
However, as my work for this season drifted more and more towards a complete oceanic concept, I went searching for a sea-based plant which would fit the semblance of a land fern.
Bryopsis plumosa, sometimes known by the common names green algae or hen pen, is a type of green seaweed, which has distichous branches with a thallus that is small and erect, growing up to 10 cm long.
This piece is, as expected, inspired by the minimal cut of the Japanese kimono. I wanted to create a modern interpretation with pockets, of the traditional characteristics, while keeping the original essence, showing respect to the historic.
* All the cotton in our products comes from more sustainable sources. This means that the cotton is either recycled, or grown with less water, less fertilisers and less pesticides, while increasing profit margins for the farmers.