Artist Laurie Nouchka creates limited edition drawings and paintings that lift her designs off the canvas onto her unique range of style focused and contemporary wearable works of art.
Embedded in the heart of London, she draws inspiration from the urban landscapes around her. She travels the world for inspiration, immersing herself in each and every city. In doing so she has developed a bold and unique approach to depicting her architectural subjects.
Infused with the expertise of fashion designers, her observational drawings of iconic buildings are translated into geometric and linear forms as repeated patterns across a range of carefully designed garments. The vibrant, abstracted prints reflect the dynamic scenes of the urban landscape offset by the functional, clean lines on the collection.
She has collaborated with Equinox gyms, Kings Cross and Farmer’s Daughter Hotel asthe artist in residence to create bespoke collections in response to their unique architectural story.
All pieces are proudly printed in the UK using Italian lycra and EUROJERSEY sensitive fabrics. They are made in Wimbledon, London, and stocked in the UK, USA, Europe, Australia, Dubai, Switzerland and China. (copied from google docs)
- Grew up in a small town in Suffolk, but moved to London after university in 2004.
- Swims and practises yoga everyday, has recently got into surfing.
- Loved the idea of a famous landmark, ‘reaching up my leg’ and so came up with the idea for the leggings, wore them to yoga classes, gave a couple to some teachers and then the orders started rolling in.
- Considers the body to be a moving piece of art. Her pieces are aimed at those who move.
- Each collection is limited edition.
- Wants the clothing to be practical but also a fashion statement. The crop tops can be worn with skirts and jeans, the leggings under blouses etc.
You can start rocking these amazing pieces right now! Purchase her work on the GVSCO site.
All our artists are truly unique and amazing. Bringing them into the spotlight is our joy and pleasure, head over to site to find out more.
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We are very happy to announce that our collaboration with the lovely guys at Submariner has finally launched on our website.
The majority of brands we team up with are usually found via hours of trawling through Instagram but these guys were actually recommended to us by some of our most hardy surfing friends.
These guys have been around since 2012 and have built themselves a reputation for creating clothing and technical gear that will last and is fit for purpose. We also happen to think they just also look bloody cool!
The following is a brief history of their brand:
Submariner was founded on the North Devon coast in 2012, with the intention of creating practical clothes made ethically and entirely in the British Isles. From a background steeped in surfing, climbing, and windsurfing, Howard Davey drew heavily on traditional maritime influences as well as the creative input from the wider community of north Devon and Cornwall based artists.
Along this Journey, long standing friend and like minded surfer Ben Thompson joined in 2014, to become partner and co founder, and help develop Submariner to increase its offering to the wider surfing community. Today, Submariner sells through a network of local Devon and Cornwall based stockists and relies heavily on its support/feedback from the Maritime community it was setup to provide for.
We are extremely proud to have these guys as part of our community as they fit the bill to an absolute T and we hope that you will all enjoy what they are doing as much as we do.
You can check out their full range over on the GVSCo. website, so pop on over and take a look – we are sure you won’t be disappointment!