Graphical and bright designs, hand-created prints, beautiful and lush fabrics and pure, clean shapes are the elements that mark Eline Van Ree’s unique style as a designer.
The brand new EVR Maya Collection, inspired by the frivolous and beautiful Mexico during the twenties, is characterized by a deep shade of orange. The ‘Sun Orange’ is in a strong contrast with the ‘Moonless Black’ in the collection. A subtle corn print completes the collection.
A source of inspiration for the Maya Collection is the Italian-Mexican photographer, actress and activist Tina Modotti. She lived in Mexico in the twenties, where she performed with the best artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Modotti developed, through her relationship with Edward Weston, as an important fine art photographer and documentarian. In the late twenties, after she joined the Mexican Communist Party, her work became much more politically motivated. She had a turbulent life with many lovers, but died soberly and alone.
These contrasting themes, romantic and revolutionary, that were so decisive in her life can be found in the Eline Van Ree Maya collection. On the one hand you have the frivolous, folklore of Mexico, on the other hand the sober cuts from communism.
Inspiration for the colors in the Maya collection was found in the work of Modotti‘s contemporary Mexican architect Luis Barragán. His masterful manipulation of light and unique use of vivid sensuous color was a bold mix of Mexican and European style born of his well traveled life.
Did you know
All EVR fabrics are produced in Europe (Spain, Italy and Austria).
The silkscreen prints are manually done in a studio in Barcelona.