The journey began during a visit of the world’s largest collection of Quipus at The Ethnological Museum of Berlin. After that the designer started to experiment with cotton ropes, making and dismantling knots and ultimately integrating them as features of the garments she was designing. While the Incas relied on these “talking knots” for counting and record keeping, the designer brought that wisdom of the past into the present of this new collection.
The Quipu collection was designed with a maritime color palette. Its playful mix of light materials, such as Tencel (lyocell), organic cotton, organic poplin and jerseys created a series of minimal and seamless garments with asymmetric cuts.
Quipu is an intimate journey. It is an open door to rediscover, explore and continue the search for our very own language.