Started as an experimental initiative inspired by Japanese lifestyle, PROTOPROJECTS has turned into a full-fledged art project, which pursues the idea of mixing distinct cultures like Japanese and European in order to get to harmonious integration and synthesis of opposites. Combining traditional and modern techniques, eastern and western aspects of culture, as well as
a great passion for crafts, this narrative incarnates in the form
of limited objects of art and garment design.
PROTO 1 Garment series refers to Japanese mythology, using images of spirits, ghosts and other folklore creatures as a main part of design. Primary attention is given to craft techniques, such as hand-printing, hand-dyeing and hand-discoloration.
In some garments, thermochromic and photochromic inks
are used, which creates an effect of print appearing from temperature or sunlight. Absolutely all labels as well as accompanying objects like posters and packaging are
also printed by hands.