Over the Covid lockdown I was doing a lot of gratitude meditations, listening to classical music and gardening. I kept dreaming about the butterfly and the journey the butterfly goes through for transformation. To me the butterfly was a symbol for the transformation or the transmutation of the self that we were all experiencing through this period. It’s about reflection and going into the darkness within, resetting ourselves and giving ourselves the opportunity to rebuild from the inside and letting go of what doesn't serve us anymore. It’s a true metamorphosis of one’s self into beauty and also into the light.
I’ve called the collection Ulysses, because of the butterfly’s unique colours and its uniqueness to the rainforest of my beloved Queensland. The designs for this collection are quite classical, allowing the pieces to flow, giving the wearer a sense of freedom. There’s a mystery in the softness created by fabric and prints.