Elitis’ Nomades Inspiration: from Seoul to Manila

The Nomades Collection tells of Elitis’ travel story from Seoul to Manila.

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

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For this collection, we wanted to immerse ourselves in Korean culture. Seoul offers a number of museums full of infinite wealth. It is impossible to quantify the number of remarkable objects, fabrics and prints presented. We discovered Kakemonos that remain an essential element of refinement with their subtle delicateness and graphic presentation. An initial source of reflection for the collection. Over the course of our trip, a saleswoman dressed in a silk Hanbok sold us a small strip of handmade fabric used to make traditional clothing, a mix of linen and silk. These two sources of inspiration created the Sari design found in the collection.

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We found inspiration for the Pâna design in Manila. After Mindoro, we wanted to adapt the palm bark pattern layout. The original model was repainted with colors inspired from Manila to achieve a patina that creates a painted wood look. After a process of trial and error, the moment of truth is finally revealed when the first roll is printed, embossed and then lined.

Nomades reveals a story, taking us to a faraway place.

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