Need to Play
The start of something new is not accomplished by the mind, but by acts of playful intuition.
Sophie Wantia is a visual artist, fashion and print designer who sees fashion as a way of looking at and responding to society. By collaging a graphic and playful dialogue between the body and clothes, she seeks for optimism and play. Her extensive research, intuition and openminded view leads to creating her own worlds, where she plays with recognition and the unknown.
‘Need to Play’ is an antidote to the daily pressures and stress, both in society as well as in design methods. Her collages of expressive colors, shapes, prints and textiles display a world of endless possibilities and joyful interactions. By thinking, manipulating and adapting rules she creates her own playground. A playground that is joyful and optimistic with a playful attitude where positivity and unexpected interactions are the main drivers.
HKU Fashion Design Graduation 2019