TROPICAL PUNK BACKPACK 

A MILLICHIP LANE INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION 2018

Front Seed Collage Green

Front Seed Collage Green

Indij Design-4934 copy

Indij Design-4934 copy

Collaborations Emily Millichip Francoise Lane Tropical Punk Backpack

Front Seed Collage Burnt Amber

Front Seed Collage Burnt Amber

Indij Design-4954

Indij Design-4954

Indij Design-4839

Indij Design-4839

Indij Design-4962

Indij Design-4962

Front Seed Collage Blue

Front Seed Collage Blue

Indij Design-5153

Indij Design-5153

Indij Design-4996

Indij Design-4996

International collaborations Francoise Lane Emily millichip

20190309_100614_001

20190309_100614_001

Indij Design-4942

Indij Design-4942

Francoise Lane Art Emily Millichip

Back Seed Collage Grey_Middle

Back Seed Collage Grey_Middle

Indij Design-4930

Indij Design-4930

During the design process Emily and I began to affectionately refer to our bags as a tropical punk backpack. The inspiration behind the bag originated from Far North Queensland. Initially Emily and I explored sources of inspiration in colour, form and function. I showed Emily traditional woven bags from the Torres Strait Islands and contemporary spins on the traditional design influenced by materials readily available and that were durable. We wanted the bag to be reachable to our market and kept the cost price for production in mind during the conceptual design. We also wanted to create a bag that was noticeably different to others on the market. We explored the seed pods forms, textures, scale, colour and proportions of the seed pod and referenced these elements into the backpack shopper. 

The textile was printed at Centre for Advanced Textiles based in the Glasgow School of Arts, Glasgow, Scotland

Creative Scotland Collaborations Award Finalist, 2018.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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