SANGUINE was created in the bulk of 2020 and early 2021, during a turbulent year for the world, where so much was happening in the outside world while a lot of us sat and watched on a screen. Lockdown has changed many of us, helped to humble many people and to see how important connection can be. The isolation also helped us to discover what our real strengths and weaknesses are - our priorities changed and so did our ability to withstand loneliness.
It's with this feeling of wanting to reach out yet also to recline into our own mind that became the drive behind this collection. I wanted each piece to be a small note to love and care for ourselves and the people we love most.
The main inspiration behind this collection is a combination of my favourite words 'blood and fire, fire and ash'. This phrase conjures for me an image of the cyclical nature of life and death, of humanity, of things coming to a close and beginning in a different place. The pieces are each inspired by various emotions that move from despair to hope.
Sanguine is the latin word meaning 'bloody', but in English it means anything from cheerful, positive or jovial, especially during difficult circumstances. These sentiments combined are the essence of each piece.