Felicidad shot one of our shirts in Bali. She tells us more about her creative process.
What inspired you about Kilometre and why did you want to be a part of this collaboration?
When Alexandra told me about the amazing concept behind her brand, Kilometre, I fell in love. A luxury brand that celebrates some of my favorite things in life: travel, art and adventure. And does it in the most beautiful way by collaborating with talented artists across the world? It can not sound more exciting to me. I was in for the collaboration the second she offered.
Why did you pick this shirt and what speaks to you about it?
I love that each of Kilometre’s shirts are a piece of art and tell a story. I picked this one without knowing the name of the shirt or specific city embroidered. I looked at it and I was taken on an imaginary trip to some kind of bazaar surrounded by hills, mosques and little hidden streets. It turned up to be the very special city of Kashan, Iran, which I quickly added to my travel wish list.
What inspired you to shoot the shirt this way?
I met Gusti and his step-grandmother, Nyoman, at their Hostal in Bali. Nyoman is 85 y.o. She rarely wears a shirt because when she was young it wasn’t required. She decided to keep the tradition alive. Nyoman not wearing shirts was such a strong generational and cultural statement. I decided to shoot them together to illustrate the effects of time in culture and fashion within one same household.
What was your creative process like during this project?
Nyoman was sitting in the steps the whole time. Gusti, his mom and I walked around talking about different things. Here and there I took their picture, or try to speak a few words with Nyoman. She didn’t understand or emote much, except when I told her she was beautiful. Then she smiled. I always loved the power of that word.
Why did you want to shoot the shirt in this location?
How wouldn’t I! Kilometre’s shirts speak strongly of craftmanship, history, tradition. They carry the essence of some of the most magical places around the world. Indonesia is all of the above. They belong together.
The image you have created for Kilometre – what does it embody to you?
I see it as a celebration to the human body and fashion, and the fusion of cultures and generations. A representation of the passing of time and the things time can and can not affect.