Inspired by the fragile and short-lived nature of a flower, artist Saz Mifsud uses the permanence of a print to capture and freeze a flower’s beauty in her latest collection, Pollen’s Poetry. Through photography, painting, and digital manipulation, the designer is able to measure nature’s beauty with fashion, creating a line of luxury silk scarves, all revealing their own unique colors and prints.
Once a photograph is taken, Saz then digitally enhances the image, combining it with her own paintings, and then prints it onto the delicate silk fabric. Clean-lined prints and abstruse images blend together, creating abstracted versions of the original photography. Bold, bright colors, and washed out hues balance the stimulating imagery in each design.
Guests mingled around the silk covered room as they viewed all of the beautiful creations which hung on walls, ceilings, and fashion forms around the exhibition. Wine was being poured in the room adjacent and guests quickly began making new friends as they marveled in the room of colliding colors, wine glasses in hand. Romantic quotes regarding the beauty of flowers accompanied the charming photography on the walls, promoting the luxe line of silks. Photographers snapped away as eager eyes examined the artistic displays all around them.
Like a gallery of beautiful watercolors, Saz created a colorful exhibition, revealing the complexity and intricate beauties found in our rapidly changing environment. She is able to capture the innate beauty in a flower and through her photographs, paintings, and digital printing practice, translate this art into a multitude of wearable silk creations. Wearable art never smelled so good.
Show review written by Sacha Kinser (Founder of ColorMeCashmere) supported by Pierre Mizzi (LogixCreative team) for #MFWA2016.
A word from the bloggers…
“Inspired by the delicacy and transient quality of flowers, and transferred to opulent printed scarves, Saz Mifsud’s Pollen Poetry collection is an authentic artistic accomplishment.”-Style In Transit
“Saz has been inspired by the short-lived quality of flowers and has transformed illustrated versions of florals into a digital concoction.” –Ask Dorianne
“This concept was taken to create silk scarves that would last a lifetime. That is what I particularly like about Sarah’s work. I believe her pieces will never go out of style.” –Splashes of Looks
“Her scarfs were draped across different parts of the room – hanging from the ceiling, across pieces of furniture – the effect was enchanting.” –Caroline’s Fashion Styling
“Her passion for colour and natural fibres is what drives this approach to scarf making.”-Lourdes Gio