PUBLIC is a collection of vintage patterns that exist in the Public Domain remixed onto modern clothing and accessories.
I have always thought of art as a unifying act or experience that transcends space and time.
As we look upon a work by Michelangelo or listen to Vivaldi or - with this collection, look and wear patterns by William Morris that were created in the late 1800s - we join with the countless others throughout history who have done the same.
Sometimes I wonder if we could strip all the noise away and get down to the simple unity of eyes and ears and hearts and that swelling feeling you get when you turn a corner in a museum and see some representation of time and color and passion and effort and creativity that utterly affects you in a way you never forget...if we could get down to these basic human experiences, we could see each other much more clearly.
Try to remember that when you wear these swimsuits - haha! It’s a marriage of old and new, the meaningful with the ephemeral. A socialist artist’s work being used by a Black Conservative for flip-flops. Maybe it’s vulgar. Maybe it’s brilliant. Either way, you’ll look cute.