Manithip Vongphachanh「LOOM – LAO ORIENTED ORIGINAL MOTIFS 」|永續時尚之旅

|Category:Accessory design
|Material:Dead-stock and Natural banana yarns, traditional weaving technique
|Technique:Hand-weave by local weavers
|Year:2019
|City, Country:Vientiane, Laos

Manithip Vongphachanh_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

/Artist 藝術家/

Manithip Vongphachanh (Arlin), a University of the Arts London graduate and fashion designer in Laos, skillfully incorporates my cultural roots into her designs using vibrant motifs. My work is known for dynamic textures and a narrative quality, drawing heavily on the rich heritage of Laos. I combined modern design techniques with these traditional elements, making each piece uniquely appealing and full of life. More than just visually stunning, my designs facilitate a vibrant conversation between the past and the present, celebrating the rich tapestry of Laotian culture. Dedicated to sustainability, I promote eco-friendly methods within the fashion industry, working to enhance ethical awareness and create an inclusive, creative community in both art and fashion.

Manithip Vongphachanh (Arlin),倫敦藝術大學畢業生和老撾的時裝設計師,巧妙地將我的文化根源融入她的設計中,使用鮮豔的圖案。我的作品以動態紋理和敘事性質著稱,深受老撾豐富遺產的啟發。我將現代設計技術與這些傳統元素結合起來,使每一件作品都獨具魅力,充滿生機。不僅僅是視覺上的驚豔,我的設計還促進了過去與現在之間的生動對話,慶祝老撾文化的豐富多彩。致力於可持續發展,我提倡在時尚行業中使用環保方法,努力提升道德意識,並在藝術和時尚領域創造一個包容且富有創造力的社群。

Perspectives on Tradition and Future, Sustainability and Fashion, and Life.
關於傳統與未來、永續與時尚生活的看見

At LeLao, I believe in harmonizing tradition with the future, where our cultural heritage becomes a cornerstone for innovative fashion. Embracing sustainability is not just a trend but a fundamental aspect of my designs, ensuring that every piece reflects responsibility towards the environment and communities. Fashion, in my view, is a powerful medium to express these values, merging aesthetics with ethics. Life, as I perceive it, is about creating meaningful connections and positive impacts through what we do and wear. It's about celebrating our past, being mindful in the present, and building a sustainable future with every thread we weave and create.

在LeLao,我相信傳統與未來的和諧共存,我們的文化遺產成為創新時尚的基石。擁抱可持續發展不僅僅是一種趨勢,而是我設計中的基本要素,確保每一件作品都體現對環境和社區的責任。在我看來,時尚是一個強大的媒介,可以表達這些價值觀,將美學與倫理融合在一起。對我來說,生活是通過我們所做和所穿的事物創造有意義的聯繫和積極的影響。這是關於慶祝我們的過去,在當下保持謹慎,並通過我們編織和創造的每一根線來構建一個可持續的未來。

Manithip Vongphachanh_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

The Concept and Description of the Work
關於參展作品的創作動機與設計理念

When creating the work that I present within lyrical abstraction, I have chosen the ancient technique of Batik, although I have used water-based pigments that are always much less harmful to the planet. 

"Calligraphy Constellations" invites us to immerse ourselves in an ideal and sustainable hydrosphere, through asemic and fluid writing. 

in which we are all represented as an intercultural metaphor of global diversity and its interrelation. Composition of plural identities in a cosmic organization towards the search for a common horizon. 

The inspiration behind LOOM is deeply rooted in the heritage of Laos, drawing from its wide array of traditional motifs, weaving patterns, colours, and textures that narrate the country's rich history and vibrant culture. These elements are reimagined to align with contemporary trends, resulting in textiles that are both timeless and cutting-edge. LOOM incorporates traditional Laotian motifs, with designs inspired by the geometric diamond shape, symbolizing "protection." We have streamlined the intricate details of the design to reduce production time, optimizing cultural reverence and production efficiency. Utilizing deadstock materials and natural banana yarns, and providing fair wages, we improve weavers' livelihoods. The fabric can also be developed into accessory items. The design mission is to intertwine the past with the present, creating textiles that celebrate heritage while contributing to an ethical and sustainable practices framework for the future. 

在創作我所呈現的抒情抽象作品時,我選擇了古老的巴蒂克技術,儘管我使用的是對地球造成更少危害的水性顏料。

《書法星座》邀請我們通過無字且流動的書寫,沉浸於一個理想且可持續的水圈中。在這個水圈中,我們都被描繪成全球多樣性及其相互關聯的跨文化隱喻。這是一個由多元身份組成的宇宙組織,朝著尋找共同地平線的方向而努力。

LOOM的靈感深深植根於老撾的傳統文化,從其豐富多樣的傳統圖案、織造方式、顏色和質地中汲取靈感,講述這個國家豐富的歷史和充滿活力的文化。這些元素被重新構想,以符合當代趨勢,從而創造出既經典又前衛的紡織品。LOOM融入了傳統老撾圖案,設計靈感來自象徵“保護”的幾何菱形。我們簡化了設計的複雜細節,以減少生產時間,從而實現文化尊重和生產效率的最佳化。利用剩餘材料和天然香蕉纖維,並提供公平的工資,我們改善了織工的生計。這些面料還可以開發成配飾。設計使命是將過去與現在交織在一起,創造出既慶祝傳統又為未來的道德和可持續實踐框架做出貢獻的紡織品。