Last month we had the pleasure of working with Eunice and Ariadne on a shoot, featuring jewelry by Mulxiply. We spoke to Eunice about her inspiration behind these images; below are her words and images, featuring poems by Nayyirah Waheed.
'be easy.take your time.you are cominghome.to yourself.'-the becoming /wing - Nayyirah Waheed
Rachel: March, 14th 2020, I wrote on my collaboration wishlist the word ‘tonlé ’. Behind the beautiful garments, are the values, is a woman whose constant fight for a more equitable industry is inspiring. tonlé embodies what I’ve looking for four years: an ethical fashion brand that is actually ethical.
May 13th, Rachel sends me a DM to schedule a chat for a possible collaboration.
July 23rd, dreams come true.
Aria: I met Ariadne through the phone. As soon as I heard her voice, I fell in love.
It was early this summer, and I was trying to understand how photography could be a vessel of deep thinking in ethical fashion. A friend of mine suggested I spoke with Aria, so we set up a phone call, and it was as if I was swimming in a sea of light. I had to meet her. I followed her on Instagram only to discover how inspiring her dance was I had to meet her and document her power.
Ethics draws art
Tanja: Meeting Tanja came through Rachel. I am always looking for brands that represent something beyond aesthetics and Mulxiply is that. Tanja’s forwardness and openness gave me the extra boost to dive into my creativity wholeheartedly.
The idea behind the shoot was to create a visual exploration of sustainability as an art form. Dance and photography were the mediums.
Since I had never photographed someone dancing, I trusted Aria and our intuitions to create something together, and it worked. Aria is poetic, tonlé's clothes are poetic, Mulxiply's jewelry is poetic. There were moments I had to hold back my tears. What Aria does is so evocative and powerful I can only feel humbled and grateful for having had a chance to witness it.
'i love myself.'thequietest.simplest.mostpowerful.revolution.ever.-ism, Nayyirah Waheed
To learn more about Eunice's incredible work, please visit her site at www.quasi-australis.com.