EXCLUSIVE | Merchant Archive THE WALK SS15 Movie
The Walk is an amble through the childhood home of Sophie Merchant on the Quantock Hills in Somerset.
Fabrics and prints together with shapes concerned with volume and movement take us on this journey.
An accumulation of colour and texture layer along the walk, Swiss cut out embroidery makes reference to the pebbles on the driveway. Delicate bandage gauze in petal pink is combined with heavy silk in vibrant green mirroring the gardens’ palette. An explosion of hand printed roses typical of a beautiful English country garden, are emblazoned onto structured raffia, while a heavy white blank canvas, has a lone hare sketched onto it serving as a darker motif amongst the pleasant tranquillity. Evolving and reforming the archive, the collection is conceived in exquisite cloth, exceptionally made.
The MA girl is interested and interesting, she is present and wise, dark and effortlessly light.
To be continued...
Art Director: Mary Lees
DoP & Editor: Shelley Jones
Set Design: Vicky Lees
Hair Stylist: Thom Walker
Make-Up: Solo James
Camera Assistant: Jonny Briggs
Models: Lizzie, Josefine & Alex @Storm
The Merchant Archive Collection is handmade in England in capsule numbers with just a few pieces per size.