Interview with Carmo
Tell us about how you got to where you are now.
My path wasn’t very linear. I have a journalism degree and worked as a journalist for 10 years. About 3 years ago, I changed paths and started working in Digital Marketing. At the moment, I work in fashion E-Commerce, although I never completely left journalism, I still collaborate from time to time with a few publications.
How and when did you start exploring yourself creatively through drawing?
My first childhood memories are always connected to the act of drawing or painting. I think that it was apparent from very early on that I was very inclined to drawing. It was my first creative outlet, the first way I found to express myself. Photography came later. Today, I still paint whenever I can.
What was your starting point and inspiration behind the work you developed for Monarte? What did your creative process look like?
My great sources of inspiration always end up being no more than pictoral representations.
For this work, I spent some time researching images that would present Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. I had seen that ballet live and, somehow, it made sense to me to integrate part of this memory in the pattern I was creating.
"The Rite of Spring"
Inspiration can come from the most diverse places. On the case of this specific top, Carmo was influenced by the mental images and creative strength behind a ballet, “The Rite of Spring” by Stravinsky. And if there is a top that can bring about the season, this is it.