Get to know..

JOSIE LOIS 


PERSONAL


WHO ARE YOU & WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I am an artist named Josie Lois from Coventry, West Midlands UK.

WHAT ARE YOUR PREFERRED ARTISTIC MEDIUMS?

I like to paint but enjoy printmaking too, such as lino and screen printing. I also love collage and pottery- just making anything!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR?

My favourite colour is orange, but I love them all!

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE IN 3 WORDS?

Wobbly, fun, colourful.

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

My friends & family.

A SONG GUARANTEED TO GET YOU DANCING?

Gypsy woman (she’s homeless) – crystal waters. reminds me of living with my friends.

WHAT BRINGS YOU PEACE?

Nature, especially the sea and forests. But everyday, walking my dog.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE THING YOUVE MADE SO FAR?

Probably this collection:)


COLLECTION


WHAT IS YOUR COLLECTION CALLED & WHEN IS IT BEING RELEASED?

My collection is called ‘BABYLONIA’ & is being released at 12 noon on 20th March 2021

WHAT IS YOUR COLLECTION?

4 x Salvaged Leather Jackets with my designs on the back

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO DO THIS FOR YOUR COLLECTION?

For a lot of different reasons. It was a culmination of a few different ideas I’d had as I’ve always enjoyed painting on things, and had an interest in textiles and materials.
This is where my interest in mixing my art and clothing came together as I am passionate about the environment and waste and being aware of the fashion industries contribution towards climate change. I was always finding a lot of leather jackets and other environmentally costly items in charity shops, so thought it would be a great idea to upcycle these items I found.
By adding a bit of colour and designs inspired by nature, I wanted to bring a bit of fun to the every day.
My goal, is to hopefully encourage others to shop small, encouraging slow fashion, and promoting re-using, maybe giving somebody an idea to look at their own wardrobe, and see what can be re-loved.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU?

Good question! I would like to experiment more with upcycling different clothes and items, build up collections. Expanding this area of my practice and seeing where it takes me.