SO MINT! is a series of posts on fresh graduates in fashion, jewellery and design from around the world. Handpicked by Current Obsession.
November 6, 2020
‘Jo’s collection tackles our relationship to hygiene and its cultural connotations. She addresses our complex fears of contamination by exploring the reactions provoked by this natural human emotion. Her pieces explore the practices we use to protect ourselves from the invisible enemy we call germs. Using materials we associate with cleanliness and bathrooms, she creates pieces that imply that our cyclical pursuit of hygiene can teeter into obsessive habits. Her amuletic designs link hand washing to symbolic rituals of protection, suggesting the faith we place in scientific theories to protect us.’ – Interpretative text by Lily Ndiaye, BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation, Central Saint Martins