18- Are you inspired by any foreign cultures other than Japanese? What about them inspires you?
I tried writing a text, but in the end a (surely not perfect) list felt more like it.
- British and Irish fairy and spirit folk lore
- Scottish fairy tale: Catherine Crackernuts
- rugged coastlines of Ireland, Wales and norther France
- the book of Kells
- Celtic and Scandinavic knotwork ornaments
- thick island knits
- traditional Sami clothing, especially the boots
- Yantra tattoos
- French urban culture
- Scandinavian trolls
- Tibetan culture and folk lore
- colours in Indian pantheon paintings
- Buddhist iconography and robe colours
- Russian fairy tales and architecture
- Silesian embroidery
- Mongolian culture and traditional clothing
- rural French interior design
- Yule goats
- Loa and voodoo in general
- overall Iron Age and Medieval Europe
- Cossack clothing
- New Orleans’ creole history and culture
- northern native American tradtional clothing
- tā moko
19- Are you inspired by your own culture? If so, how do you encorporate it?
- Hessian whitework
- the Brothers Grimm
- North German traditional clothing
- cheese cake (the real deal, with quark)
- the wild hunt/Rauhnächte
I probably forgot something. As always. Back when I started uni I had one specific outfit I’d refer to as the “little red riding hood” outfit, but other than that my style has been surprisingly Grimm-free so far… I’d like to change that. I started making a collection of fairy tale-themed silhouette print shirts some years ago, maybe I should start with a remake of those.