Photo by Levon Baird
The Topographic Bloom print was created in collaboration with Sydney-based artist Kate Banazi. This print combines graphic and floral motifs from Kate’s silkscreen print-based practice, translated into a repeating design with The Social Outfit.

“The print came about as a true collaboration between myself and Jess [at The Social Outfit] - I wanted to see how she arranged the elements I gave her from my silkscreen prints of flowers and linear graphics to reconfigure my work into something that challenged my way of seeing my own work. It resonates through with the theme of much of my work of how we interact with one another, fit in or repel and how we can challenge one another to see things in a different way and open ourselves up to new possibilities. The florals come from my photographs of local flowering gums overlapped with a linear graphic abstracted from life drawings, repeated and overlaid.”

- Kate Banazi

The Topographic Bloom print is one of the highlights of King Botanic, The Social Outfit’s Spring/Summer 2018-19 collection. Find this collaborative print on garments, accessories and stationery in store and online now!
Photo by Lester Jones

“The collaboration with the Social Outfit was one I was keen to be part of and my work being a part of this season has been an honour. I hope to participate and contribute further in the years to come and be part of the community that the Social Outfit is building and supporting themselves.”

- Kate Banazi

About Kate Banazi:

Kate Banazi was born in London, and now lives in Sydney, Australia. Concentrating on the art of silk screen printing, she has worked from art based practice through to fashion, music, illustration and advertising. Her work is experimental, intuitive and often playful, with bold colour and graphic elements a key reference. Science, space travel and colour theory hold great interest and are often referenced in her work. She celebrates the subtle variations of serigraph printing, exploring the layering of colour and graphic elements alongside linear grid structures and hand drawn forms.

Her current work celebrates relationships, identity, movement, shadows and colour, interlocking shapes held together lightly but ready to fall apart. Negative space and line work map chaos, voids and then beauty - a reflection of everyday life in all its unpredictable glory. By exploring the ideas of embracing the flaws in the screen - the silkscreens are un-retouched, pinholes and marks which normally would be repaired, are accepted and celebrated, contrary to the idea of silkscreen printing as a facsimile process.