The "Magic Clouds" capsule collection features a print collaboration with Chrissie Abbott, an illustrator and graphic designer from London. In her broad spectrum of work, Chrissie utilises hand-drawn typography, collage and pattern work to create an uber colourful alternate reality. We asked her a few questions about her life, her work and how she likes to escape...
What do you do?
I do art direction, illustration, design, and a little bit of moving image.
What motivates and inspires your work?
Every day life, memories and nature inspire me, I think making work can act as a bit of a release so thats pretty motivating. I just enjoy it.
Why is collaboration important to you?
I think its really important to collaborate on stuff because it fuels a bit more excitement and it means your work will expand in a new way and reach next level.
Collaborating with ALAS helped stretch my imagination in new ways.
Favourite ALAS x Chrissie Abbott piece?
I love the kimono, it feels so wafty and luxurious, I imagine wearing this whilst enjoying a gin & tonic by a lake in italy.
Favourite wake up ritual?
Snooze x 3
How do you escape?
If I’m being a sensible grown up I exercise, get out, breath the air and see people I love, travel somewhere new.
Sometimes a drink and a laugh at the ridiculousness of life does the trick though. Watching trash TV helps me switch off!
What's next for Chrissie Abbott?
I've got a solo show coming up in June in LA that I’m super excited for, plus more exciting projects in the pipeline.
Photography: Micaela Brookman
Model: Mateja Buila
Styling: ALAS & Chrissie Abbott
Hair and makeup: Sharne Harrington
All clothing: ALAS x Chrissie Abbott