- a dense growth of shrubs and other plants, especially under trees in woodland.
“they cleared a path through the undergrowth”
Eliot Hodgkin, Undergrowth 1941 and Two plants by Lucien Freud 1977 (Tate collection) are the inspiration behind the new Nadia Minkoff London summer 2019 collection.
“I was immediately drawn to both these painting because of their meticulous detail and soft, subtle, earthy colour pallet. Having researched them the story of how and why they came to be, really resonated with me”
Eliot Hodgkin painted ‘Undergrowth’ in London during his days off while serving as an air-raid warden
‘What I want to paint are the things that have been seen so often that people no longer notice them.’
‘Two Plants’ by Lucien Freud took 3 years to complete. He describes it as ‘lots of little portraits of leaves’, adding ‘I wanted it to have a really biological feeling of things growing and fading and leaves coming up and others dying’.
Blush,Beige, Yellow, Green and Tan are the key colours for the Undergrowth collection with pops of blue and orange.
There is movement in the soft fringing of The Angel bags
Architectural structure in the form of the Borough bags
And layers to explore in the Richmond midi horizon.
The Nadia Minkoff flower logo has been reinterpreted as a 3D Origami flower adding softness and optimism “my interpretation of things growing and fading”
“what I would describe as ‘undergrowth’ is definitely shaping the world we live in, for better or for worse both politically and culturally. Fashion as we know always draws from art and is often a political statement. For all the unrest and uncertainty, I was determined to make My Nadia Minkoff London summer 2019 collection a positive one, all about the beauty in noticing things that we no longer notice”
Artisan made from the finest leathers, in small batches and with Zero waste, much time and thought is invested into each and every bag “at Nadia Minkoff London we think about the things you see and the things you don’t, anything to make sure that your journey with our bag is a better one”
Photography: Oliver Papp
Model: Eloise Hymas
Styling and Make-up: Jonas Oliver