This was my second visit to the world’s largest salt flat. I had fallen in love with this other-worldly place two years prior. It’s an incredible experience being surrounding with what seems like infinite, silent, whiteness and eternal horizons. I had previously been inspired to visitSalar de Uyuniby a local installation artist:Gaston Ulgalde who plays with placing unexpected colored objects or people within the powerful and spacious, white environment. The most talented Ellie Connell ofReeling filmscaptured on camera an impromptu photo-shoot showcasing some SS18 and FW18 pieces....I just walked out into the white!
This past May, Co-founder: Catherine Carnevale traveled down to Lima, Peru and La Paz, Bolivia to meet with artisan groups ELEVEN SIX work with, tend to product development of up and coming collections and re-visit her favorite places and discover the new. Ellie Connell ofReeling Films travelled along side to document along the way. Part 1 focuses on places of inspiration outside of the work day....part 2 & 3 coming soon....
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.
Earlier this year Catherine Carnevale of ELEVEN SIX travelled down to Peru & Bolivia to visit their Women Artisan groups. This photo story shares some of the behind the scenes illustrating our sustainable small batch production and the uniquieness of the handmade!