Video by Calila of Calila Studio

Being creative, as well as building community, has been integral in keeping ourselves sane during the last few months of the pandemic. We've seen how the fashion community have combined the two, using their socials as the platform for artistic inspiration and creative discussion during the hardest moments of lockdown, and one brand whose harnessed this wonderfully well is NY-based accessory label, Khaore.

Whilst at home self-isolating, co-founders and creative directors of the brand, Raiheth Rawla and Wei Hung Chen have used this time to reflect and observe the objects around them. At a time when accessories were seemingly redundant for everyday use – who needs a handbag when we've got nowhere to go? – the duo thought it best to see how their bags were interpreted within their current environments. So, the visual experiment began, and 12 creatives were asked how the Khaore 'objects' lived within their homes

Ania Lowak and Lucie Gris of Ania et Lucie Creative Agency, created images full of vibrancy and soul. "We find the richness and ornamental qualities [of Khaore] very inspiring and wanted to create something with those elements in mind," they explained, and did so by placing the bags surrounded by objects that appeared to be within the same space, but on closer inspection, are found to be cut out images.

Dan McMahon, looked at how the bags fit with abstract, home objects. "My process was to use iconic home objects but reconfigured in an unexpected way," explained McMahon, who worked as a graphic designer for several years before pivoting to photography. "Everything I incorporated into the shots I had laying around the house or from walks around my building. I used old curtains, dresser drawers, painting drop cloths, lamp shade wireframes, baskets, pencils, and the sticks I found leaned against a building."

The challenge of photographing the accessories on people was also joyfully accepted. Along with still life images, fashion director and stylist Katie Burnett styled the Khaore bags on different parts of the body. "Each of the three days I had a different mood along with a difference in the natural light I had to work with, so this also played into the outcome," says Katie. "I liked how stripped back it was and found a lot of inspiration in movement from the abstract shape of the bags."

More of the different artists work can be found on the Khaore Instagram, here.

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