ILIO NEMA WOMEN
Interviews of inspiring ILIO NEMA women working with their hands...
Introducing ILIO NEMA Woman: BRIANNA LANCE
Multi faceted artist Brianna Lance is a muse of ours. Painter, DJ, designer, musician, model and dancer. She is an artist who expresses herself through various mediums and never ceases to amaze and surprise us.
A free-spirited woman and style-icon, she is always curious and loves to create with her hands. An inspirational ILIO NEMA woman.
We asked Brianna a few questions....
That’s like picking my favourite child. I don’t have a favourite. So many things are gifts and so many things have sentimental value, but my most worn item are my overalls I wear to paint in. Vintage engineer stripe Lee overalls.
What does sustainability mean to you? What would you say is the biggest challenge for fashion right now?
Sustainability is actually just a result of holistic and forward thinking. So many companies are so caught up in growth rather than just being happy as a successful company. I think quarterly growth within companies is actually the biggest cause of waste and lack of sustainability.
You are a multi-talented artist (music, fashion, painting) who deals with a lot of different art forms. What is your creative process in these different areas?
They all come from the same place but have different processes. I’m actually not a very emotionally emotive person, but my feelings are so vast and so big, the only way I have to express them properly is in creating something designed to move people. Music and design are collaborative so it’s coming together with people to reach a goal. Painting is totally isolated in the process so it ends up being just a reflection of my inside life.
What do you like most about working with your hands?
I feel a lot of freedom in being able to make something in my brain manifest in physical form. It’s something I have gratitude for every day.
How did you started doing what you are doing/get where you are?
Oh it’s such a long story of yeses and nos. I think ultimately determination to live the life I want to live is how. I have had so many lives in fashion, music, now art… but each one I was determined to make sure my contribution mattered and that I had a positive effect on the people consuming the work.
Introducing Our First ILIO NEMA Woman
Madhu is an inspiration to women in India and around the world. Her love of fashion and textiles is reflected in the garments produced in her factory. Madhu is commitment to traditional handcrafts. Her focus is not only for today but to pass on these skills to future generations.
2. How did you start doing what you are doing?
3. What do you like most about working with your team?