The ELEVEN SIX SS17 collection inspiration takes from travels to Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni salt flats. ELEVEN SIX became intrigued by this magical place after discovering works of the Bolivian installation artist; Gaston Ugalde and Dutch photographer’s, Scarlett Hooft Graaftland’s work. Both artists signature is placing colorful objects or staging model’s in this spectacular and powerful white environment.
“It is amazing being in a place where all you see is whiteness: No sound, almost no life, just white salt everywhere you can see...it was an unique and serene experience!” Catherine Carnevale (ELEVEN SIX co-founder)
Above: Photo by Local Uyuni installation artist Gaston Ugalde
The collection’s palette is inspired by the tones of white salt (salar), the casts of Uyuni’s indigo blue sky and accents of color: a blush, a pop of geranium and sugared pink taken from the exquisite sunset skies and the artist’s installation play. The powerful contrast and experience in this environment are translated into the collections playful graphic knitwear stitches, texture and patterns.
Above: SS17 collection inspiration: the Dutch Photographer Scarlett Hooft Graafland regularly shoots at the Uyuni de Salar and is is known for placing colorful objects or staging models in this spectacular environment.
Above: SS17 collection inspiration: Dutch Photographer, Scarlett Hooft Graafland.
Above: SS17 collection color inspiration: Local Uyuni installation artist Gaston Ugalde places brightly colored objects against the striking background of the salt flats.
Above: SS17 collection color inspiration: Local Uyuni installation artist Gaston Ugalde.
Above: Catherine Carnevale of ELEVEN SIX gazes out into the incredible white expanse of the Uyuni salt flats from the Cactus Island