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  • Photography // Sharon de Lyster
  • Fashion photography // Fan Wu
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Empowering artisans and their community

Narrative Made x Sharon de Lyster

Narrative Made features heritage handmade crafts and natural dyed materials from around Asia with a mission to preserve heritage crafts and produce clothing that empowers the marginalised artisans and their communities.

Designer Sharon de Lyster travelled through rural parts of Asia, where she discovered her passion for indigenous peoples and heritage craft. 

In 2015, she decided to combine this deep passion for heritage craft with a focus on sustainable fashion, creating Narrative Made – a fashion brand that promotes economic empowerment and preserves the legacy of textile craft through ethical production.

The fall 2016 collection was inspired by the strength and cultures of the tribes residing along the China, Thailand and Laos borders, resulting an image of feminized kungfu in action. Minimal shapes are elevated with soft silk and delicate needlework. The collection features unique fabrications from handwoven, hand-pleated and double-sided embroidery from the Miao tribe in China, as well as hand quilting, natural dyed and shibori dyed silk and cotton from rural communities in Bangladesh. A natural colour palette ranges from black, dark indigo to madder red and betel nut.

 

Featuring

  • Fashion design // Narrative Made
  • Photography // Sharon de Lyster
  • Fashion photography // Fan Wu

About Narrative Made

Narrative Made is founded by Sharon de Lyster. After studying fashion design in Hong Kong, London and New York, Sharon began her designing career at Anteprima and spent the following years at the world-leading trend forecasting company, WGSN. There, she cultivated an intimate understanding of how culture and identity directly impacts style and the fashion industry at large. Her work brought her to rural parts of Asia, where she discovered her passion for indigenous peoples and heritage craft. In 2015, she decided to combine this deep passion for heritage craft with a focus on sustainable fashion, creating Narrative Made – a fashion brand that promotes economic empowerment and preserves the legacy of textile craft through ethical production.

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About Sharon de Lyster

Photo's are made by the Founder of Narrative Made, Sharon de Lyster, during her travels through rural parts of Asia.