"I worked with Kate over a series of months, creating original elements to meet her brief of celebrating the ancient Mayan culture. From symbols, to bird life, to flowers. I adored working on these original elements. Upon completion I sent the artworks to Kate, and together with her incredible graphic designer's they created two gorgeous stories – Cordia, and Cleome. Kate’s garment designs are classic, beautiful, strong and I felt amazing wearing these thoughtfully designed, ethically made, art pieces."
HELEN MCCULLAGH X KATE FORD
Fall 2022 | Artist Collaboration
Kate Ford has developed original artworks with Australian Artist Helen McCullagh. The elements representing the ancient Mayan people honouring the earth and their traditions, and how these elements dance and discover, colour and meld, yet contrast and complement each other throughout each garment. The stories that are told in the layers of colour and pattern, fabric and design are unique in their expression representing the rituals of pottery and weaving, growing corn and maize with the use of modest tools and long-standing traditions.