Fashion and Nature was Lola‘s first personal clothing collection. She designed and hand-made all the items in her workshop in Sydney. Lola collaborated with Sydney photographer, Dorota
The project started to conceive in early 2018 when the costume designer and photographer talked about the beauty of Sydney’s beaches and sunshine. They both thought that using each of their skills to combine fashion and photography would create an art piece to celebrate their encounter.
The inspiration came from Japanese culture and Van Gogh’s Japonaiserie paintings. Lola has always been a great fan of the impressionist artist. Together with Dorota, the two both found the luminosity of Sydney’s sunshine in the early morning would make a picturesque scene. Following several discussions, Lola and Dorota decided to focus on casual wear and shooting at the seashores.
Lola used shiny and light-colored fabric to develop this collection. The first collection of Japonaiserie included three items: a Silky golden half body kimono, rose jogger pants and pearl white dress front buttoned. She also chose a pair of vintage high-heel scandals, golden necklace, and earrings matching the general color tone.
With the help of Sydney-based model, Alice, she assisted in the shooting and presenting the items professionally. Thanks to her, fashion and nature were emphasized in every way. She perfected the spirit of Japonaiserie and nature.
The shooting took place in July 2018, Dorota paid delicate attention to various angles of sunlight on the shores. The fashionable model was embedded in nature. The post-production of these images took another month. Afterwards, Dorota published these beautiful images on her photography website.