Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
The disparate youth
Breaking from the daily grind
Happy days are here
Tell us a little about the origins of Ribauld.
After graduating from RMIT University in Textile Design and Product Development, i made the move to London to get some hands-on experience in the fashion Industry.
Whilst in London I interned as a production Assistant for a high-end Womanswear designer where i was able to really grasp the design and manufacturing process of a garment and get a taste of the international fashion market.
After just over a year i moved back home to Melbourne and found it impossible to find a job in the industry, as most alike do, so i started to design graphics for t-shirts to stop my creative mind from fizzling out. I had studied screen-printing at Brighton Bay Art college a few years back so decided to develop my skills and now specialise in the method, as well as heat pressing.
In 2013 I began the label ‘Ribauld’, which in case your wondering means ‘a vulgar individual’, to create a brand which represents a free-spirited generation. I do all the design and printing myself and use canvases of high quality to print on. I hate synthetics so my tees are made of 100% cotton and seriously are the most comfortable piece you will have in your wardrobe.
Ribauld is still in its very early stages but i plan to expand in August 2014 with a full range made up of mainly mens casualwear, as well as a little bit of womanswear. The tees i have now are unisex (for that girl who likes to wear her boyfriends tees).
Describe your creative process.
I usually sit down after a mind-numbing day at work and get in the zone, turn my music on and study recent images/sources that have inspired me and try to force myself into coming up with a design. I fail then procrastinate and fail some more, then at the most unexpected times i come up with my ideas.
I use Illustrator and Photoshop to develop these ideas into printable pieces of work. Some designs take 2-3 days, most take about 7-8. I usually do a few different versions of the design before i decide on the one i will go ahead with. I tend to ask my friends for their opinion before making the final decision.
I send my images to the printers to have my screens burned and then begin printing.
Screenprinting is a tricky process so i do a few samples before i begin printing on the real stuff. There’s a lot of trial and error involved and each design prints differently so you have to really focus throughout the entire process.
I then heat press each tee to set the ink , and we’re good to go 😉
What inspires you the most?
I am always being inspired, whether it’s through Tumblr, magazines or social trends.
My favourite tumblr to look at is: http://imnotwordy.com/
I am always scrolling through I.D, Russh and Monster Children magazine for ideas.
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
Favourite locals are Emma Mullholland for her out of this world prints and Kahlo for their soft shapes.
What are your ultimate dreams for Ribauld?
Ultimately i would love to see Ribauld sold around Australia, and spread worldwide but for now i am focusing on having a full range out by the end of the year and maybe even doing a show at fashion week in the near future. I don’t like to get carried away with thinking too far ahead and like to live in the now so its baby steps at the moment but obviously i would love for people worldwide to be able to enjoy my brand.
What will will we find from Ribauld at our March Bend and Snap Market?
At Bend and Snap this Sunday i will be selling some muscle tees and t-shirts which are currently up on the website; http://www.ribauld.myshopify.com
Our new ‘Happy Days’ Tee will be available on Sunday and $2 from every top sold within this range will be donated to the United Nations Foundation to celebrate International Happiness Day.
Can’t wait to see you there 🙂
We look forward to seeing all of you market lovers again this month at our next market day on Sunday 30th March 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend with another bevy of brilliant stall holders: AGNES & I, BARNABY, BYRNE DESIGNS, CASHMERISM, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, CHINPIN EXHIBITION, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CULTURE TEA, DAKOTA, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, GHOSTLY, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, GOODBYE HAWAII, HANNAKIN, INTERIOR HUNTER, KOA BY KAITLIN, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-U, MIOD NATURAL SKINCARE, ONE SMALL DUCK, PAPERCHAP, RIBAULD, ROUTINE, SHIO, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME and more. We are also pleased to welcome the PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP bringing their gorgeous sampler workshop to the market where you can create fun DIY crafts from items you find around the home and in your garden – bookings are required, click this link for more details.