Am·lul collaborates with the French designer and artist Sarah Espeute to give a new life to its garments. As an ode to the sea, that connects Sarah (born in Marseille, France) and Gala González (born in La Coruña, Spain), Am·lul launches its most exclusive drop.
This collection offers seven different pieces, each one with its own unique embroideries such as shells, shrimps, oysters or rosemary.
Tell us about your background : )
I grew up in the south of France, in Provence. I’ve dove into the universe of Art when I started to study Applied Arts in the school. Then, I moved to Paris to study Graphic Design in college and when I graduated, I started practicing plastic arts by myself.
That’s why I moved to London for some months. It was there where I discovered RISO printing technique –used mainly for high-volume photocopying and printing–. The idea of using this printing technique, originally designed for office work, helped me to applied it in an artistic way. That’s how I launched my own printing brand when I went back to Paris, called “Riso Presto”.
In 2016 under the duo KLIMA INTÉRIEURS –we edited and printed the first book about interior design–. This manifesto dives into the objects and the decoration throughout the illustration. I’ve decided to stop printing and start developing my own ideas about the decorative object.
When did you decide to dedicate to embroidery?
I learned to embroider when I was a kid and I’ve always felt very comfortable with a needle in my hand. I started embroidering the cushions of my house and the curtains using trompe d’oeil of open windows and roses. I loved the idea of making an optical illusion through decorative elements.
How do you find your inspiration to design?
My inspiration comes from books and movies. These two sources of inspiration and my day-to-day life are the ones that nourish my ideas.
Who are your artistic references?
Multidisciplinary artists are the ones that I admire the most, the ones that have a personal but global vision. Charlotte Perriand is one of them. As well as Eileen Gray, Alvar Aalto, Luis Barragan, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Carlo Scarpa, Le Corbusier et Jean Cocteau, among others.
What is your collaboration with Am·lul based on?
The collaboration is an ode to the sea, depicted with the seafood and the shells. Both Gala and I have grown up close to the sea. That’s why the collection arises in a natural way.
How do you identify yourself with Am·lul?
Am·lul and I share the same creative vision. Timeless pieces that do not follow trends or seasons but garments that last a lifetime and follow a local and sustainable production process.
What do you think are the synergies between Am·lul’s work and yours?
We both value the everyday handmade object and bringing our personalities together we have given value to these objects. This collaboration goes beyond the clothes, it is the attention to detail dedicated to each piece. I really think this is what we need today, objects that have a meaning for us.