Collaboration with Fashion Brand Enclothed Cognition
Proud to have collaborated with fashion brand, Enclothed Cognition, on this kimono for the 2018/19 season. Enclothed Cognition is Barbados/Brussels artistic duo Mark King (visual artist) and Bregje Cox (fashion designer), whose current collection is inspired by the theory of "Enclothed Cognition", particularly, how a garment’s symbolic meaning paired with the physical experience of wearing the garment combines to impact the wearer’s performance in everyday tasks.
The collaboration began with a series of collages created by me combining my paintings King's signature line patterns. Aspects of the collages were then then tiled to further create an abstract pattern in line with the Enclothed Cognition aesthetic. Cox designed and constructed the kimono.
The kimono is now touring the Netherlands. It is currently on display at the Cube Design Museum in Kerkade, Netherlands, and will travel to Koorkappen en designs FASHIONCLASH, Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, Netherlands this summer.