SEL¥AK: Body
2014
Loungewear
Robes made of silk crepe, and dyed in shibori style with natural indigo and cochineal, are worn about the home, at the beach or out for a dance.
Photography/ Kaia Balcos

SEL¥AK: Body

2014

Loungewear

Robes made of silk crepe, and dyed in shibori style with natural indigo and cochineal, are worn about the home, at the beach or out for a dance.

Photography/ Kaia Balcos

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SEL¥AK: Kitchen 
2014
Tea towels
Ochre and indigo linen adds fun punches of colour to cooking, cleaning and hanging out in the kitchen.
Table linens and tea towels available at The One Well, in Brooklyn.

Photography/ Kaia Balcos

SEL¥AK: Kitchen 

2014

Tea towels

Ochre and indigo linen adds fun punches of colour to cooking, cleaning and hanging out in the kitchen.

Table linens and tea towels available at The One Well, in Brooklyn.

Photography/ Kaia Balcos

SEL¥AK: Table
2013
Table Linens
Dining is all the more luxurious with cloth to dab the corners of the mouth and drape the knees. Hand dyed linens were created for syrup and lifestyle brand Morris Kitchen, in the traditional Shibori technique. The subtle, powdery blue and gentle geometry complements Morris Kitchen’s paired down supper style for the cooler seasons. 
Photography/ Nicole Franzen

SEL¥AK: Table

2013

Table Linens

Dining is all the more luxurious with cloth to dab the corners of the mouth and drape the knees. Hand dyed linens were created for syrup and lifestyle brand Morris Kitchen, in the traditional Shibori technique. The subtle, powdery blue and gentle geometry complements Morris Kitchen’s paired down supper style for the cooler seasons. 

Photography/ Nicole Franzen

SEL¥AK: Home 
2013
Home textiles
An array of denim blues were chosen for the home of Rachel Howe, the Brooklyn ceramist of Small Spells. Shibori dying techniques explored the nature of lightweight linen, leather and dense cotton, and found themselves littered about her beautiful apartment. 




Photography/ Don Brodie

SEL¥AK: Home 

2013

Home textiles

An array of denim blues were chosen for the home of Rachel Howe, the Brooklyn ceramist of Small Spells. Shibori dying techniques explored the nature of lightweight linen, leather and dense cotton, and found themselves littered about her beautiful apartment. 

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Photography/ Don Brodie

SEL¥AK x L’Orange Supper Club 
2012
Interior Textiles
L’Orange Supper Club was a six part dinner series held in the Summer of 2012, in Brooklyn, New York. The changing, seasonal menu featured all local produce, sourced from New York farmers markets. Set in a converted subterranean venue, hand dyed and strung textiles created warmth in the cavernous space. Clothing worn by the chefs and host were also dyed and constructed to complement. 
Photography/ Warren Chow 

SEL¥AK x L’Orange Supper Club 

2012

Interior Textiles

L’Orange Supper Club was a six part dinner series held in the Summer of 2012, in Brooklyn, New York. The changing, seasonal menu featured all local produce, sourced from New York farmers markets. Set in a converted subterranean venue, hand dyed and strung textiles created warmth in the cavernous space. Clothing worn by the chefs and host were also dyed and constructed to complement. 

Photography/ Warren Chow 

It’s Growing On Me
Collaboration with milliner Rachel Howard
2010
An accessories range that looks to scientific cultivation methods, and aims to adorn the body unexpectedly.

Photography/ Kai Kenman// Model/ Paula Walden

It’s Growing On Me

Collaboration with milliner Rachel Howard

2010

An accessories range that looks to scientific cultivation methods, and aims to adorn the body unexpectedly.

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Photography/ Kai Kenman// Model/ Paula Walden

TUBES
Diffusion 2 of The Floating World Collection
2011
A basics range made from the fabric off-cuts of The Floating World Collection. We shot on film, and a technical fault meant we captured only three of the six outfits.
Stocked in The Tribune, QLD






Photography/ Kai Kenman// Model/ Cassie Egan

TUBES

Diffusion 2 of The Floating World Collection

2011

A basics range made from the fabric off-cuts of The Floating World Collection. We shot on film, and a technical fault meant we captured only three of the six outfits.

Stocked in The Tribune, QLD

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Photography/ Kai Kenman// Model/ Cassie Egan

Quatrain
Collaborative video installation exhibition with artist-run initiative inbetweenspaces.
2011
Quatrain is a collaborative cross-disciplinary project by Brisbane based designer Karina Seljak and inbetweenspaces. Seljak’s practice experiments with free-form garment construction techniques inspired by ancient and traditional approaches to drapery. For this project, Seljak has collaborated with inbetweenspaces to experiment with ephemeral exhibition approaches for presenting garments, using pieces from her graduate collection entitled The Floating World. Instead of presenting clothing as static objects on mannequins, the garments have been captured with video to highlight the relations between the body, draped cloth, movement and time. These videos are presented in the gallery to form an environment of large, floating projections.
The video medium captures and foregrounds the movements between the body and garment, connecting the construction and design process to the method of exhibition display. As projections the garments develop an ethereal, haunting presence highlighting the body’s role in shaping the lines and volumes of the designed forms.
In the spatial arts, drapery is a unique skill that connects the embellishment and division of architectural features to the clothing of the body. In this exhibition materials are draped to form surfaces for projections that inspire a consideration of the material and sculptural qualities of cloth. In this sense, Quatrain experiments with a hybrid space from which to consider both clothing design and art through a meditation on ephemerality, form, surface and image.
inbetweenspaces is Metro Arts 2010 ARI-In-Residence, creating projects across a range of spaces including Studio 3.10 Metro Arts. As a one year experiment, inbetweenspaces is running an experimental gallery program to facilitate new experimental, trans-disciplinary and collaborative exhibition outcomes. Differing from conventional programs this exhibition model follows transitory connections between creative practitioners and projects so new experimental artworksemerge, collide and interact.

Quatrain from Karina Seljak on Vimeo.

Quatrain

Collaborative video installation exhibition with artist-run initiative inbetweenspaces.

2011

Quatrain is a collaborative cross-disciplinary project by Brisbane based designer Karina Seljak and inbetweenspaces. Seljak’s practice experiments with free-form garment construction techniques inspired by ancient and traditional approaches to drapery. For this project, Seljak has collaborated with inbetweenspaces to experiment with ephemeral exhibition approaches for presenting garments, using pieces from her graduate collection entitled The Floating World. Instead of presenting clothing as static objects on mannequins, the garments have been captured with video to highlight the relations between the body, draped cloth, movement and time. These videos are presented in the gallery to form an environment of large, floating projections.

The video medium captures and foregrounds the movements between the body and garment, connecting the construction and design process to the method of exhibition display. As projections the garments develop an ethereal, haunting presence highlighting the body’s role in shaping the lines and volumes of the designed forms.

In the spatial arts, drapery is a unique skill that connects the embellishment and division of architectural features to the clothing of the body. In this exhibition materials are draped to form surfaces for projections that inspire a consideration of the material and sculptural qualities of cloth. In this sense, Quatrain experiments with a hybrid space from which to consider both clothing design and art through a meditation on ephemerality, form, surface and image.

inbetweenspaces is Metro Arts 2010 ARI-In-Residence, creating projects across a range of spaces including Studio 3.10 Metro Arts. As a one year experiment, inbetweenspaces is running an experimental gallery program to facilitate new experimental, trans-disciplinary and collaborative exhibition outcomes. Differing from conventional programs this exhibition model follows transitory connections between creative practitioners and projects so new experimental artworks
emerge, collide and interact.

Quatrain from Karina Seljak on Vimeo.

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KLAS
Diffusion 1 of The Floating World Collection
2010
KLAS is based on skin tones from around the globe, and the garments are designed to feel like a second skin. 
Stocked in The Fleet Store, QLD.




Photography/ Chris Proud// Styling/ Kate Stein// Model/ Fleur Huynh

KLAS

Diffusion 1 of The Floating World Collection

2010

KLAS is based on skin tones from around the globe, and the garments are designed to feel like a second skin. 

Stocked in The Fleet Store, QLD.

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Photography/ Chris Proud// Styling/ Kate Stein// Model/ Fleur Huynh

The Floating World Collection
Graduate Collection
2010
The Floating World came from a gathered influence inspired by travel, and a curiosity about origami. It looks to design concepts from around the globe; Swedish functionality, Japanese efficiency and Moroccan simplicity.  Unfashion construction sees reworking traditional and ethnic techniques, which are refined, functional and based on a piece of fabric. The collection explores sustainable ideals and incorporates modularity, reduction of off-cuts, natural fibres, and hand dying.
Stocked in The Tribune, QLD
Watch the show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlALPxDefJw.












Photography/ Jeremy Davis & Kai Kenman// Models/ Charmaine Perry & Carly Flemming

The Floating World Collection

Graduate Collection

2010

The Floating World came from a gathered influence inspired by travel, and a curiosity about origami. It looks to design concepts from around the globe; Swedish functionality, Japanese efficiency and Moroccan simplicity. Unfashion construction sees reworking traditional and ethnic techniques, which are refined, functional and based on a piece of fabric. The collection explores sustainable ideals and incorporates modularity, reduction of off-cuts, natural fibres, and hand dying.

Stocked in The Tribune, QLD

Watch the show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlALPxDefJw.

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Photography/ Jeremy Davis & Kai Kenman// Models/ Charmaine Perry & Carly Flemming

SEL¥AK: Body
2014
Loungewear
Robes made of silk crepe, and dyed in shibori style with natural indigo and cochineal, are worn about the home, at the beach or out for a dance.
Photography/ Kaia Balcos

SEL¥AK: Body

2014

Loungewear

Robes made of silk crepe, and dyed in shibori style with natural indigo and cochineal, are worn about the home, at the beach or out for a dance.

Photography/ Kaia Balcos

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SEL¥AK: Kitchen 
2014
Tea towels
Ochre and indigo linen adds fun punches of colour to cooking, cleaning and hanging out in the kitchen.
Table linens and tea towels available at The One Well, in Brooklyn.

Photography/ Kaia Balcos

SEL¥AK: Kitchen 

2014

Tea towels

Ochre and indigo linen adds fun punches of colour to cooking, cleaning and hanging out in the kitchen.

Table linens and tea towels available at The One Well, in Brooklyn.

Photography/ Kaia Balcos

SEL¥AK: Table
2013
Table Linens
Dining is all the more luxurious with cloth to dab the corners of the mouth and drape the knees. Hand dyed linens were created for syrup and lifestyle brand Morris Kitchen, in the traditional Shibori technique. The subtle, powdery blue and gentle geometry complements Morris Kitchen’s paired down supper style for the cooler seasons. 
Photography/ Nicole Franzen

SEL¥AK: Table

2013

Table Linens

Dining is all the more luxurious with cloth to dab the corners of the mouth and drape the knees. Hand dyed linens were created for syrup and lifestyle brand Morris Kitchen, in the traditional Shibori technique. The subtle, powdery blue and gentle geometry complements Morris Kitchen’s paired down supper style for the cooler seasons. 

Photography/ Nicole Franzen

SEL¥AK: Home 
2013
Home textiles
An array of denim blues were chosen for the home of Rachel Howe, the Brooklyn ceramist of Small Spells. Shibori dying techniques explored the nature of lightweight linen, leather and dense cotton, and found themselves littered about her beautiful apartment. 




Photography/ Don Brodie

SEL¥AK: Home 

2013

Home textiles

An array of denim blues were chosen for the home of Rachel Howe, the Brooklyn ceramist of Small Spells. Shibori dying techniques explored the nature of lightweight linen, leather and dense cotton, and found themselves littered about her beautiful apartment. 

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Photography/ Don Brodie

SEL¥AK x L’Orange Supper Club 
2012
Interior Textiles
L’Orange Supper Club was a six part dinner series held in the Summer of 2012, in Brooklyn, New York. The changing, seasonal menu featured all local produce, sourced from New York farmers markets. Set in a converted subterranean venue, hand dyed and strung textiles created warmth in the cavernous space. Clothing worn by the chefs and host were also dyed and constructed to complement. 
Photography/ Warren Chow 

SEL¥AK x L’Orange Supper Club 

2012

Interior Textiles

L’Orange Supper Club was a six part dinner series held in the Summer of 2012, in Brooklyn, New York. The changing, seasonal menu featured all local produce, sourced from New York farmers markets. Set in a converted subterranean venue, hand dyed and strung textiles created warmth in the cavernous space. Clothing worn by the chefs and host were also dyed and constructed to complement. 

Photography/ Warren Chow 

It’s Growing On Me
Collaboration with milliner Rachel Howard
2010
An accessories range that looks to scientific cultivation methods, and aims to adorn the body unexpectedly.

Photography/ Kai Kenman// Model/ Paula Walden

It’s Growing On Me

Collaboration with milliner Rachel Howard

2010

An accessories range that looks to scientific cultivation methods, and aims to adorn the body unexpectedly.

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Photography/ Kai Kenman// Model/ Paula Walden

TUBES
Diffusion 2 of The Floating World Collection
2011
A basics range made from the fabric off-cuts of The Floating World Collection. We shot on film, and a technical fault meant we captured only three of the six outfits.
Stocked in The Tribune, QLD






Photography/ Kai Kenman// Model/ Cassie Egan

TUBES

Diffusion 2 of The Floating World Collection

2011

A basics range made from the fabric off-cuts of The Floating World Collection. We shot on film, and a technical fault meant we captured only three of the six outfits.

Stocked in The Tribune, QLD

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Photography/ Kai Kenman// Model/ Cassie Egan

Quatrain
Collaborative video installation exhibition with artist-run initiative inbetweenspaces.
2011
Quatrain is a collaborative cross-disciplinary project by Brisbane based designer Karina Seljak and inbetweenspaces. Seljak’s practice experiments with free-form garment construction techniques inspired by ancient and traditional approaches to drapery. For this project, Seljak has collaborated with inbetweenspaces to experiment with ephemeral exhibition approaches for presenting garments, using pieces from her graduate collection entitled The Floating World. Instead of presenting clothing as static objects on mannequins, the garments have been captured with video to highlight the relations between the body, draped cloth, movement and time. These videos are presented in the gallery to form an environment of large, floating projections.
The video medium captures and foregrounds the movements between the body and garment, connecting the construction and design process to the method of exhibition display. As projections the garments develop an ethereal, haunting presence highlighting the body’s role in shaping the lines and volumes of the designed forms.
In the spatial arts, drapery is a unique skill that connects the embellishment and division of architectural features to the clothing of the body. In this exhibition materials are draped to form surfaces for projections that inspire a consideration of the material and sculptural qualities of cloth. In this sense, Quatrain experiments with a hybrid space from which to consider both clothing design and art through a meditation on ephemerality, form, surface and image.
inbetweenspaces is Metro Arts 2010 ARI-In-Residence, creating projects across a range of spaces including Studio 3.10 Metro Arts. As a one year experiment, inbetweenspaces is running an experimental gallery program to facilitate new experimental, trans-disciplinary and collaborative exhibition outcomes. Differing from conventional programs this exhibition model follows transitory connections between creative practitioners and projects so new experimental artworksemerge, collide and interact.

Quatrain from Karina Seljak on Vimeo.

Quatrain

Collaborative video installation exhibition with artist-run initiative inbetweenspaces.

2011

Quatrain is a collaborative cross-disciplinary project by Brisbane based designer Karina Seljak and inbetweenspaces. Seljak’s practice experiments with free-form garment construction techniques inspired by ancient and traditional approaches to drapery. For this project, Seljak has collaborated with inbetweenspaces to experiment with ephemeral exhibition approaches for presenting garments, using pieces from her graduate collection entitled The Floating World. Instead of presenting clothing as static objects on mannequins, the garments have been captured with video to highlight the relations between the body, draped cloth, movement and time. These videos are presented in the gallery to form an environment of large, floating projections.

The video medium captures and foregrounds the movements between the body and garment, connecting the construction and design process to the method of exhibition display. As projections the garments develop an ethereal, haunting presence highlighting the body’s role in shaping the lines and volumes of the designed forms.

In the spatial arts, drapery is a unique skill that connects the embellishment and division of architectural features to the clothing of the body. In this exhibition materials are draped to form surfaces for projections that inspire a consideration of the material and sculptural qualities of cloth. In this sense, Quatrain experiments with a hybrid space from which to consider both clothing design and art through a meditation on ephemerality, form, surface and image.

inbetweenspaces is Metro Arts 2010 ARI-In-Residence, creating projects across a range of spaces including Studio 3.10 Metro Arts. As a one year experiment, inbetweenspaces is running an experimental gallery program to facilitate new experimental, trans-disciplinary and collaborative exhibition outcomes. Differing from conventional programs this exhibition model follows transitory connections between creative practitioners and projects so new experimental artworks
emerge, collide and interact.

Quatrain from Karina Seljak on Vimeo.

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KLAS
Diffusion 1 of The Floating World Collection
2010
KLAS is based on skin tones from around the globe, and the garments are designed to feel like a second skin. 
Stocked in The Fleet Store, QLD.




Photography/ Chris Proud// Styling/ Kate Stein// Model/ Fleur Huynh

KLAS

Diffusion 1 of The Floating World Collection

2010

KLAS is based on skin tones from around the globe, and the garments are designed to feel like a second skin. 

Stocked in The Fleet Store, QLD.

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Photography/ Chris Proud// Styling/ Kate Stein// Model/ Fleur Huynh

The Floating World Collection
Graduate Collection
2010
The Floating World came from a gathered influence inspired by travel, and a curiosity about origami. It looks to design concepts from around the globe; Swedish functionality, Japanese efficiency and Moroccan simplicity.  Unfashion construction sees reworking traditional and ethnic techniques, which are refined, functional and based on a piece of fabric. The collection explores sustainable ideals and incorporates modularity, reduction of off-cuts, natural fibres, and hand dying.
Stocked in The Tribune, QLD
Watch the show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlALPxDefJw.












Photography/ Jeremy Davis & Kai Kenman// Models/ Charmaine Perry & Carly Flemming

The Floating World Collection

Graduate Collection

2010

The Floating World came from a gathered influence inspired by travel, and a curiosity about origami. It looks to design concepts from around the globe; Swedish functionality, Japanese efficiency and Moroccan simplicity. Unfashion construction sees reworking traditional and ethnic techniques, which are refined, functional and based on a piece of fabric. The collection explores sustainable ideals and incorporates modularity, reduction of off-cuts, natural fibres, and hand dying.

Stocked in The Tribune, QLD

Watch the show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlALPxDefJw.

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Photography/ Jeremy Davis & Kai Kenman// Models/ Charmaine Perry & Carly Flemming

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