Bruna was conceptualised during a time of intense love, spontaneity and trust, she was conceptualised at a remote beach off the South Australian coastline, after spent 3 weeks with no connection to the outside world just weeks after I had left the life I knew and moved into a car with a near-stranger.
She was sketched in a a coffee-stained notebook as the feeling of missing my home overcame me. While constantly dreaming of the place I grew up in, I began drawing designs inspired by the weird and wonderful childhood house that will forever be my home. For me this house represents a balance of beauty and obscurity, dark and light, new and old. It dances between the lines of "a lot going on" and "kind of cool", and consists of timber walls, leadlight windows and tapestry curtains.
Love and endless gratitude for the changing world was flowing out of me as I sourced and crafted the Bruna Pants while living on the road, and knowing that these emotions are threaded into each and every pair of them makes my heart glow. Bruna represents light and dark, death and birth, balance. She is a documentation of my life during a period of intense growth - a rebirth. She represents learning to flourish during adversity, finding home within ones self and amongst strangers, and welcoming change with open arms.
May you find connection to this story in your own way and move forward with love in your heart each and every day.