Constan Lea

Constan  Lea

It was during a 9-month journey in Asia 6 years ago, after the completion of a master's of science, that I realized that textiles were to be my life occupation. Ever since, I have been experimenting with transforming textile matter.

I have worked mostly with shibori dyeing, and I joined handarbetets vänner in order to learn weaving, and to bring myself nearer to the Swedish textile arts community.

One of my current preoccupations is finding interesting ways to give the impression of light through color and material combinations. I am also working on increasing the conceptual complexity of my projects in order to reach new sets of possibilities. I am primarily drawn to fashion but I feel that I cannot define that which I am attempting to do beyond these boundaries. I hope that my work speaks to you.

Urban kimono 8- Norway

This jacket is the 8th of a series of variations of one pattern I designed, originally inspired by the kimono. The color scheme in the neck and arm pieces, which I wove as my first self-directed weaving project, is inspired by the spectacular glaciers of Jotunheim in Norway.