Fashion formidable Gisela G invited us to her atellier in the island of Ibiza where she creates her striking and beautiful handmade pieces. Each of her creations is one of a kind and a true art investment.
Formidable. What was your first creative drive?
Gisela G: I was at school, I was 10, and I did this drawing that was the best in the class. It was a great feeling.
F: What gets you to design these days?
G.G: Every thing; the ocean, a person… I get inspired everywhere and by everything.
F: Inspirational artists?
G.G: Designers Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, and painters Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Frida Kahlo… among many other.
F: How would you define your work?
G.G: It’s all me. It’s a feeling, and it’s very difficult to put feelings into words. I don’t sketch or anything first. It just comes out of me.
F: What film is your life like?
G.G: My life is my movie, I live my own movie.
F: How is a day in the life of Gisela?
G.G: When I get up I do yoga. Then I take care of the garden. Breakfast is next and I always like to read a bit. I paint or knit before and after lunch. And in the evenings I go around the village.
F: What do you love and hate about Ibiza?
G.G: What I like the most is that I live like I want, dress like I want… I can be myself here. It’s the spirit of Ibiza. I don’t like the drunk tourist with no tshirts on, and the high prices.
F: Our motto is “A life less ordinary”, what makes life less ordinary?
G.G: To be yourself, to express yourself, this is the most important aspect of life.
All photography and interview by BARTE
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