"Samsara" is registered number 19 on our authenticity database. The name of this garment, it's registration number and Clare's signature are recorded on the back of the DeClare panel that has been sewn inside the jacket.
"Clare listened patiently to my enthusiasm and love for India, the culture, the food, the people and most of all the Indian sense of colour and style. With Clare taking careful note of my personal colour preferences my jacket was left for her to design. I have been blown away with the painstaking attention to detail, the styling, the obvious love and story that my jacket has. Love, love, love Clare's work. Thank you so much. xxx
The Song: "A Loop in Time" by Wally Brill. A powerful song from an album by “Covenant”. They use very innovative soundscapes, the intense sound and unique approach taking the best from an old and new musical world, which sat well for my client's theme of reincarnation.
Samsara; noun: HINDUISM•BUDDHISM; “The cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound”
The Name: I chose the name for this artwork after a conversation with my client Becki about past lives; how we feel a “connection” with a time or place in history where perhaps we have lived before. Although Western, Becki loves all things India, having traveled there before, so wanted this represented in her creation.
The Design: My client's request was for greens, reds and gold embellishments, which was found (with glee!) on a Salwaar Kameez (female dress and pantsuit) which was absolutely perfect. A high-quality Mooks jacket was selected from our denim range to create the upcycle, which was ideal for this project due to not only its fitted design but also its wide back panel, allowing a good slice of fabric to display. Encrusted jewel applique adorns the back of the garment over the green, gold and deep red flowers, with cuff, collar and waist detail to tie the look together. This stunning jacket was designed to be worn open, with the collar's ability to be worn both down or turned up for a more dramatic effect.
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