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Harvest: Pichulik’s Homage to the Natural

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Called Harvest, Katherine-Mary calls Pichulik’s summer collection of apparel and jewellery“ a celebration of the power and meaning of cycles in life and in nature”. 

“Summer is about more than enjoying the sun. It is a time of sensuality and pleasure that are necessary to feed our souls. As women, we are strongly attuned to the meaning of cycles –a time for rest and introspection, a time for expression and doing, a time for nurturing and patience,” she says.

“The collection began at the end of last summer when I gathered shells, pebbles and pieces of driftwood on the beach. As we moved into winter, I began considering the bounty of foraging and reaping the rewards of cycles that exist both in us and in nature, and researched ancient harvest festivals in Christian, Islamic, Jewish and pagan cultures. Although each had their own rituals and symbols, all contained elements of ceremony, music, dancing and feasting as an expression of gratitude for being allowed to enjoy the abundance brought about through one’s own efforts,” Pichulik says.

The materials, shapes and finishes that make up the garments and jewellery in Harvest, strongly reflect the”luxury and pure pleasure one finds in nature”.

The jewellery 

Smooth pebbles, shells cast in bronze, honey-coloured tassels and brass shapes that mimic wreaths of grain speak of nature’s ebb and flow. The patina on the brass creates a sense of natural erosion and ageing by the elements. This is juxtaposed with beadwork that either reference West African harvest masks decorated with shells, bone and beads, or speaks of new life through the use of spring colours.

Similarly, harvest colours such as black, white and wheat yellow interspersed with stone and grey are contrasted with saturated coral, blue and yellow, which are associated with celebration and abundance. In addition to pebbles, Pichulik shapes gemstones such as Dalmatian and jasper into pendants called Wand Femme and Homme to celebrate the talismanic and symbolic magic of such seasonal festivals.

Abalone shell and porcelain shapes created by master ceramic artist Michelle Legg were strung on the chokers and wraps that make up the Gather range. The designs have a precious feel with porcelain balls that can house a scent and cast abalone. The combination of soft and hard elements is what Pichulik calls a blend of Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune and The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky.

The apparel

Taking the harvest theme a step further, the latest #PichulikbyNadya collection takes its cue from Britain’s Land Girls who took over farm work during World War II. At the time, their practical uniform, which included a tunic and breeches, was often considered disgraceful but were designed so that they could move and work comfortably. Ultimately, they heralded women’s new-found independence.

The #PichulikbyNadya garments marry the nostalgic silhouettes of the ’40s with classic tailoring, except for the dresses that are free and flowing in a nod to Pina Bausch’s raw and ecstatic ballet set to The Rites of Spring. The swing dress has hemp rope detailing and is a limited-edition design. The pin-striped summer suit has a hemp drawstring on the jacket and Pichulik D-ring detail on the trousers.

“In celebration of the cycles we have reintroduced Pichulik’s signature half-moon cutouts on the jumpsuit and blouse,” says designer Nadya von Stein. The suit is made from pin-striped linen from Mungo, who Pichulik had collaborated with on their autumn/winter collection, but hand-dyed hemp remains their go-to fabric, this time in shades of stone, white and the same wheat yellow used in the jewellery. “With Harvest we wanted to give thanks to this incredibly versatile, sustainable material,” says Pichulik.

The jewellery and apparel in the Harvest collection launch online and in-store on 14 October and can currently be previewed at the Zeitz MOCAA store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Visit Pichulik.

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Harvest: Pichulik’s Homage to the Natural

Story from: SA Décor & Design BlogSA Décor & Design Blog

Called Harvest, Katherine-Mary calls Pichulik’s summer collection of apparel and jewellery“ a celebration of the power and meaning of cycles in life and in nature”. 

“Summer is about more than enjoying the sun. It is a time of sensuality and pleasure that are necessary to feed our souls. As women, we are strongly attuned to the meaning of cycles –a time for rest and introspection, a time for expression and doing, a time for nurturing and patience,” she says.

“The collection began at the end of last summer when I gathered shells, pebbles and pieces of driftwood on the beach. As we moved into winter, I began considering the bounty of foraging and reaping the rewards of cycles that exist both in us and in nature, and researched ancient harvest festivals in Christian, Islamic, Jewish and pagan cultures. Although each had their own rituals and symbols, all contained elements of ceremony, music, dancing and feasting as an expression of gratitude for being allowed to enjoy the abundance brought about through one’s own efforts,” Pichulik says.

The materials, shapes and finishes that make up the garments and jewellery in Harvest, strongly reflect the”luxury and pure pleasure one finds in nature”.

The jewellery 

Smooth pebbles, shells cast in bronze, honey-coloured tassels and brass shapes that mimic wreaths of grain speak of nature’s ebb and flow. The patina on the brass creates a sense of natural erosion and ageing by the elements. This is juxtaposed with beadwork that either reference West African harvest masks decorated with shells, bone and beads, or speaks of new life through the use of spring colours.

Similarly, harvest colours such as black, white and wheat yellow interspersed with stone and grey are contrasted with saturated coral, blue and yellow, which are associated with celebration and abundance. In addition to pebbles, Pichulik shapes gemstones such as Dalmatian and jasper into pendants called Wand Femme and Homme to celebrate the talismanic and symbolic magic of such seasonal festivals.

Abalone shell and porcelain shapes created by master ceramic artist Michelle Legg were strung on the chokers and wraps that make up the Gather range. The designs have a precious feel with porcelain balls that can house a scent and cast abalone. The combination of soft and hard elements is what Pichulik calls a blend of Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune and The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky.

The apparel

Taking the harvest theme a step further, the latest #PichulikbyNadya collection takes its cue from Britain’s Land Girls who took over farm work during World War II. At the time, their practical uniform, which included a tunic and breeches, was often considered disgraceful but were designed so that they could move and work comfortably. Ultimately, they heralded women’s new-found independence.

The #PichulikbyNadya garments marry the nostalgic silhouettes of the ’40s with classic tailoring, except for the dresses that are free and flowing in a nod to Pina Bausch’s raw and ecstatic ballet set to The Rites of Spring. The swing dress has hemp rope detailing and is a limited-edition design. The pin-striped summer suit has a hemp drawstring on the jacket and Pichulik D-ring detail on the trousers.

“In celebration of the cycles we have reintroduced Pichulik’s signature half-moon cutouts on the jumpsuit and blouse,” says designer Nadya von Stein. The suit is made from pin-striped linen from Mungo, who Pichulik had collaborated with on their autumn/winter collection, but hand-dyed hemp remains their go-to fabric, this time in shades of stone, white and the same wheat yellow used in the jewellery. “With Harvest we wanted to give thanks to this incredibly versatile, sustainable material,” says Pichulik.

The jewellery and apparel in the Harvest collection launch online and in-store on 14 October and can currently be previewed at the Zeitz MOCAA store at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Visit Pichulik.

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