"Hope Macaulay's "A Surreal Rome" catwalk collection, featured at Graduate Fashion Week, New Designers, Salon International and London Fashion Week, is not a representation of reality but a world in which you may find in your dreams, inspired by the history, myths and art of Rome. She created her own mythical beings in a hallucinatory world through large expressive paintings and distorted, collaged photographs. These have been combined into colourful busy prints, detailed beadings and chunky knits to create a powerful visual of A Surreal Rome within the garments. Hope Macaulay garments are busy, bold and colourful experiences, each telling a surreal story."
The Mythical Beings Knit
The Mythical Beings Knitted Coat and Mini Slip Dress are inspired by imagery from the Vatican museums, the National Roman museum and Picasso paintings from the Picasso Museum in Malaga, Spain. The knitted coat if is made from jumbo chunky knit merino wool and the other worldly faces on the knitted coat are mythical beings who live in a "Surreal Rome" are handmade from colourful ceramics. The mini dress is heavily beaded and is made from satin, which has colourful paintings of cherubs who fly around the hallucinatory world of a "Surreal Rome".
The Mythical Beings Knit is striking, powerful and tells a story about a "hallucinogenic world in which standard definitions of colour, form, and function are blown out of proportion." - Ragged Cult Magazine
For more details and price requests, please contact us.