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Lapidarium's design ethos is shaped by feminism and equality as much as organic, recycled and upcycled materials.

Up until recently, sustainable brands have often been criticised for their lack of touch with popular culture and current affairs beyond the materially conscious. Lapidarium is one of the young brands rewriting the story, with a design ethos shaped by feminism and equality as much as organic, recycled and upcycled materials. We asked them what their print-heavy, menswear-inspired garments are all about.

 

Abstract prints seem to be a recurring theme in your designs. Why is that?
– We are inspired by fauna and flora mostly, therefore we use a lot of prints, textures and patterns in our collections.

 

Where from do you gather inspiration for your designs?
– Apart from the organic world we are also inspired by some modern artists and their work. We also have specific themes that we focus on each season. For the upcoming SS17 collection the main inspiration were women’s rights and feminism.

 

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How do your designs reflect current affairs? Aside from sustainability, what is the message you wish to push through?
– As we are two women working together, it is important for us how we perceive feminism and what message we want to push by presenting our collections, for whom they are aimed to. We want to show more diversity in fashion, maybe not as present in last collections, but we want our clothes to be worn by all types of women and we will definitely work on this more.

 

What is the main problem with sustainable fashion today?
– The term is still abstract for many people, also within the industry. It is a whole concept which covers many themes, so people can be lost in interpreting or understanding it. As we have noticed sustainability is not being perceived as something that can be fashionable or interesting, and still is in the niche not mainstream comprehension.

 

What are you imagining for Lapidarium for next year?
– We are actually creating a special menswear line and we are looking forward to that!

 

Follow Lapidarium on Instagram here, and find details on their London Christmas pop up here.


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