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Sacred Earth: Materials

A new crafted aesthetic emerges as designers opt for raw and unrefined resources over the monotony of manmade and mass-produced products. The beauty of organic materiality is celebrated, with modest materials respected and exalted to a high status via craft techniques that inject texture, form and uniqueness.

Sacred Earth focuses on pared-back materials that offer reassuring tactility, such as unglazed terracotta and rough-cut stone. Imperfections, natural erosion and decay are embraced through surfaces that evolve and change over time. With the world’s resources diminishing, this considerate direction re-establishes the value of basic existing materials and unlocks potential in natural alternatives such as mycelium and organic waste. 

For colour directions relating to this theme, see Sacred Earth: Colour from our Colour Spectrum A/W 19/20.

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