"A collection about freeing the human imagination from all forms of bondage by letting it take 'flight.'"
How did she know couture fashion was my favorite genre? I don't know. But when I was contacted out-of-the-blue by fashion designer Julie Thomas to capture photos of her collection titled 'Vol' I was absolutely thrilled! I then was even more delighted when I found out that the images were going to be cinemagraphs.
Producer - Julie Thomas, Creative Director and Post-Production - Kendall Henderson
A few of Julie's thoughts on her process:
"On the other end of this concept is its personal connection to me as a designer. This collection represents a personal experience. It tells my story as a person and a designer."
"In my lifetime I have encountered many mindsets that have made me feel imprisoned at times. There have been countless people that have wanted to keep me in a box it seemed."
"So many times in my life where I have felt overwhelmed and entrapped. Throughout these times there was a constant longing for the freedom to soar, not only as a person but also as a designer."
"I have had to break free from people telling me what I can and cannot accomplish, from people who have underestimated me."
"As well as from many unfortunate, yet uncontrollable, circumstances that have attempted to hinder my progression forward."
"Vol means flight, and this collection symbolizes my taking flight as a designer, but also as a stronger, braver person. I am breaking out of 'the box.' Not only the box others have placed me in, but also the one I had placed myself in."
If you enjoy Julies work, you might consider investing in her Kickstarter campaign.