School of Design, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand                         

LAURA BENNETT

A LUCID DISTRACTION

Can we all just take a moment to stop and smell the roses?

A LUCID DISTRACTION is an invitation to escape the digital realm in to the solace and wonder of nature.  The collection gives a nod to the Bohemian era with silhouettes emphasising freedom and nostalgia and a kaleidoscope of colour that aims to draw audiences into a optimistic mindset.

This is a textile driven collection which showcases a tactile print impression of hand-woven merino wool roving, juxtaposed with digital prints of a personal painting onto an array of natural fibres. Silk charmeuse, silk crepe, georgette, silk rayon velvet, cotton anglaise and merino wool slivers combine to express a sophisticated femininity alongside a feeling of wonder.