Ella es Pauline Lescos, es francesa y estudia patronaje en Touluse, vino a Colombia a pasear con su esposo Colombiano y a hacer su pasantia en BLING!..Este es un escrito que Pauline hiso acerca de BLING! y de lo que ha aprendido en su proceso creativo con nosotros!
She es Pauline Lescos, french designer from Touluse. She came to Colombia to work with us in her internship..This is a short essay made by Pauline in which she talks about her experience in BLING !!
Working at Bling! Bling! Trash
How a 1st yearfrenchie student in pattern making came to do her internship at Bling! Bling! Trash?!
I came to know of Bling! Bling! Trash thanks to my Colombian husband who once bought me a skirt of this brand.I had a look to her web page and through facebook and felt attracted to the idea that she carried.
I like the idea of recycling, of making new with old. But I also like the vintage, the used, objects carrying a history from the people who owned them before me.
And so we started working on her new collection based on vibes and spirits: Shamanism.
I grew conscious of all that the objects carry with them; past owners’ life, past generations’ styles and with our intervention we bring again something more, our own vibes, thoughts and style while working on them. And all those energies are transferred to someone else who when seeing the product feels connected to it, wants to bring some of its own to it and share what it has to offer.
Shamanism as a collection is also a style with colors, shapes, fabrics. A style made to bring us closer to nature, to our spirits, those of animals. It is somehow wild but wise at the same time and always stylish.
We decided to work mainly with beads reflecting the light and playing with the eye for beauty and character, and patchwork to represent the nature, down to earth spirit of the collection, bringing a more hippie touch.
I learned in Bling! Bling! Trashto be more independent, daring and let my imagination flow. The clothes designed here are unique and we make them according to how we feel and what we feel like, we don t have to think in the market and the fashion of the moment, the goal is not to sell to the mass consumer, but to original and unique people who will see in what we make some of what they feel and want to express. So there are no barriers in the creation.
This allowed me to try to be more natural, to just do it, without always making a plan or a pattern first. The idea is to let fate do its work too. You start something and see where it leads you and on the way new roads open depending on which one you chose before. And you should get to a satisfying end.
I worked on a coat and transformed it into a cape, opening it to give it a new shape.
I also worked on a long green dress. Everyone told me it looked like a nun dress and so I decided to work on this idea. I made some modifications so it would look all the more like it but I added leopard prints to it. I wanted to combine the African shamanism, thanks to the leopard, and the most accepted form of spiritualism, Catholicism. I also wanted it to be a bit out daring because this is how I feel about religion.
Clothes are for me a way to express oneself, one’s way to be, to think and see the world, how one’s feel or wants to make people think of oneself. Working at Bling! Bling! Trashwas an excellent opportunity and experience. It brought me closer to my vision of how dressing should be, comfortable and fashionable but unique. But dressing up should also be conscious, one should know what he is wearing, were does it come from, is it necessary, and why do you want it. I love what Laura Chavarro does because we need to recycle, and clothes are one of the most consuming market, we consume too much, buy too much and too often. So everyone one should be recycling, and be conscious but in style ;)