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What happens to a landscape when earth and water combine, or when organic material and mineral meet? Fashion designer Ling Ling collaborates with Berlin based photographer Paula Faraco, to explore this question, and discovered the perfect expression of nature in the Icelandic landscape.
Ling-Ling’s Rust scarf collection was inspired by the ever-changing natural processes that occur in the nature – the re-emerging of new colors, textures and patterning. Rust became an ongoing project of rusted textiles with the aim of experimenting with the combination of contrasting natural materials.
The Rust scarves are handcrafted from pure merino wool and dyed with copper – both essentially warming elements. Dying wool with copper is an organic process that results into unique rusted pattern for each piece. The fine weave of the wool produces a lightweight scarf that is suitable for all year round. Each scarf is handmade in Germany with locally sourced fabric.
The collection has either a lightly or heavily rusted surface, giving you a color choice of a light natural cream colour with a rusted pattern or a rust orange color with a rusted pattern. Lastly, the scarf has been designed as a unisex object.
Shop the collection here.
Growing up in New Zealand, berlin based designer Ling-Ling has been instilled with a love for the production of natural fibres. Silk and wool are emphasized strongly in her designs and the deconstruction process of these natural materials to create textiles.
Clean Lines and simple forms inspired by the cut of traditional dress also play a strong role in the labels work and the natural draping these forms embody when bound with a tie or belt. Trained in costume design, her work with clients on made-to-measure designs recalls the older tradition of dressmaking. Slow fashion, creating the perfect fit in quality fabrics, in timeless style that continue.
About Paula Faraco
Born in 1985 in Blumenau, Brazil, Paula Faraco is a freelance photographer currently living in Berlin. In 2008 she moved to Berlin and graduated at Ostkreuz School for Photography in 2013. Paula participated in a residency program in the north of Iceland. She has exhibited her work in Berlin, Stockholm, L. A. and Iceland. Recently she received an honorable mention at the Moscow International Foto Awards.