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Erik Hart of Clothing Line ‘Factory’ Shares a Travel Diary

Fashion

Erik Hart of Clothing Line ‘Factory’ Shares a Travel Diary

"My favorite monument a couple blocks away from our flat in London. It’s much more beautiful when isolated from its surroundings."
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"Vintage leather gloves hang on the wall at the young Russian artist Tatiana Leshkina's studio."
“A beautiful water stain and patina on a tunnel wall. This will likely turn into a collage print for my winter collection.”
"Print idea from a video shot in Amsterdam."
"My muse and girlfriend Tatiana Leshkina dancing at the Saatchi Gallery. "
"My favorite post-war building in Elephant and Castle."
"Basis for the sound installation which will be presented at my Fall FACTORY By Erik Hart NYFW presentation."
"Texture and contrast."
"Plinth inspiration. Just need to add mirror and marble."
"Me capturing paint and texture at Saatchi London."
"London is burning."
"NYE in London."
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Erik Hart is an LA-based artist and designer with a body of work in fashion, contemporary art, and sound.  The following collection of photographs was taken by Hart during a recent trip to London and Amsterdam.

Each photo represents some kind of inspiration that might reappear as a print in the next collection or inspire a new silhouette. Such inspirations allow him to engage with the world, constantly drawing creativity and insight from what he sees. Hart views his current line, Factory, as an interdisciplinary exercise with its focus on the production of clothing, installation, video, sound and objects.

The collection draws from a base of soft-tailoring, feminine silhouettes, minimalist sophistication paired with street sensibilities, and a keen eye for construction and quality.