Photo: Courtesy of David Samual Stern
Combining eco-friendly practices with sun-printed silks, Amalya Meira’s airy aesthetic beautifully fuses fashion and nature.
Having worked in fashion prior to creating her namesake line, Meira was inspired to create pieces from salvaged remnant and deadstock fabric. She later bought the same zero-waste mindset to her own brand, which also incorporates natural fibers and dying practices — chief among them being sun printing. The process, called Cyanotype, involves exposing treated materials to the sun, which changes their color. Objects like flowers and leaves can also be placed on top to create a natural negative image. She also incorporates floral stamping and crocheting into her work, making a colorful, ethereal mix of mediums.
Meira first started selling out of Paracelso in Soho, and has since created an online presence for her wares. She shows her pieces at The Canvas by Querencia Studio in Williamsburg and is also working on a multimedia experience in Vermont, which will incorporate performance art and her conscious clothing.
More about Amalya Meira, her pieces and her processes can be found on her website.