Making of NATER
The world is a handkerchief. Magical surrealism illustrated on a silk canvas.
Nater It is not poetry, they are smells, flavors, they are words that come out of a stomach that somatizes bittersweet memories.
Ref-lejos comes from far to be very close. It is loaded with everyday elements, apparently simple but loaded with meaning.
The soursop. Bittersweet fruit with an intense green color and pointed shapes. In this story it represents patience; name inspired by that daily scene where the mother, the daughter and the grandmother patiently shelve the fruit for hours, to be able to make a soursop juice. It is the prize.
Papaya It is treacherous fruit, with a sweet taste but dubious intentions. It is the philosophy that they teach you as a child: "Do not give papaya" ... to protect you from teasing, from betrayal.
The egg. Or the hen. Boil, fry, cook and fly away ...
Trancao breakfast. It is an everyday family scene. In Colombia love is measured with food, no matter the time, age or stomach ...
A slice of pizza. A piece of Italy run down, a hint of stale romanticism, the morning after. In "El guayabo" he represents the longing to live, wanting to eat the world while it devours you. The incongruity. The left overs.
The tiger leopard. The symbol of the brand is a cat native to Central and South America, in different habitats, it is unstoppable, it advances, it does not stop.
All these elements mark the character of the Ref-away collection. Inspired by childhood memories, and the transition of a Colombian immigrant.
By Miriam Gómez / @ miriamgf_79