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Philosophy

 
 

Combining My Two Worlds Into Something Greater

My interest in art and fashion started at a young age and eventually led me to pursue a degree in both Fashion Design and Visual Arts.

In 2014 I found myself with a BFA in one hand and a lump of uncertainty in the other. I felt torn between wanting to return to the practicality of fashion design while still wanting to evolve my artistic practice. Instead of deciding on one or the other, I  became determined to merge the two fields together; this became the catalyst for the creation of epoché.

I Am Touched By The Little Things, Moved By A Greater Existence

The screen printed patterns used on epoché products draw inspiration from the free hand motion of painting, immersive natural landscapes, and contemporary culture. This signature fusing of art with fashion results in modern and sophisticated designed bags that convey a sense of personality and artist expression.

 

Every Stitch, Punch & Pull Is Made To Last

All epoché products are individuality screen-printed and handcrafted from top grade English Bridle vegetable tanned leather. The process of creating a vegetable tanned leather hide is a real labour of love as it takes up to a month to create a single hide and tanned without the use of any chemicals or synthetic finishes. The level of attention and craftsmanship used during the tanning process gets carried through into creation of each epoché product. Individual screen-printed each pattern differs slightly resulting in a one of a kind piece bag which is then hand stitched using waxed linen thread; ensuring that each product will last a lifetime.

 
 

North|West Collection

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Coastline Pattern

The rippling ribbons of wet sand, tiny colourful pebbles, distant offshore islands and navigational charts were the inspiration behind the Coastline pattern. The northern west coast spends the majority of the year saturated in shades of greys and blues before transforming for a few months during the summer into a glittering gem of every colour. Walking along the endless miles of sand during low tide at any time of the year enlightens the soul and sparks the imagination.

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Alpine Snowdrift Pattern

When the seasons begin to change in the alpine, a wonderful display of paradoxical elements is created. Clumps of snow huddle around patches of alpine flowers are creating a beautiful comparison between what was and what is coming. The inspiration for the Alpine Snowdrift pattern came from a late September hike where recent patches of bright white snow huddled sporadically in fields of dark red flowers.

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Pacific Cordillera Pattern

The Pacific Cordillera refers to the Canadian portion of the North American Cordillera, which is a chain of coastal mountain ranges running along the west coast. The inspiration for the Pacific Cordillera pattern came from the panoramic views of never-ending peaks and valleys seen when you’re on top of one of the many mountains that make up the Cordillera range.

Depature Collection

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New York City 

The inspiration for the New York City pattern came from a walk through Time Square just after a rain storm had passed. The rain puddle created from the storm transformed into magical pools of colours as the water reflected the lights cast from nearby neon signs

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Tofino 

Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island lies the small seaside ocean town of Tofino. Characterised by wild winter winds The Tofino pattern took inspiration from the huge ocean swells that attract surfers and storm watchers to Tofino during the winter months.

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San Francisco

The inspiration for the San Francisco pattern came from the low hanging fog that comes sweeping in and out of the city during the summer and winter months.