Combining My Two Worlds Into Something Greater
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; 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.