Merging cultures

Photo by Nicole Marnati

Merging cultures

Perhaps nowhere do cultures blend as seamlessly as in today’s young, urban generation. From kimonos to saris to sneakers, different influences are effortlessly intermixed − often coming together in a single outfit. Inspired by this incredible ethnic diversity, Teresa Mendler created ‘Merging Cultures’. In these fabrics she collects, deconstructs and reassembles individual expressions of heritage into dazzling techno tweeds. Rooted in different traditions, each thread has a unique story as it is translated into 2D prints and then transformed again into 3D woven structures. The possibilities are as endless as the colours, patterns and cultures seen on contemporary city streets.

Teresa Mendler

2016