Office Magazine's exclusive interview delves into creativity, technicalities, and future goals with our Founder.
INTERVIEW BY CHIDOZIE OBASI
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 05, 2023
For a designer so invested in the look of unabashed practicality, Katie Kolodinski sure does wear her art on her sleeves—or at least, somewhere not far underneath it. The connotation dominating her practice is tinged by an ethically-minded ethos, which meets a luxurious, philanthropic feel to match. If that sounds a bit much, her fuss-free tenderness is a large part of her sustainable charm. “The increasing awareness of environmental issues and the fashion industry's role in them has been a driving force behind our commitment to sustainability,” opines Kolodinski, explaining how, at Silk Laundry, she recognises the urgent need to shift towards more responsible practices.
“This realisation has led us to prioritise sustainable textile development in our supply chain, and I believe this is also true for many other brands. We believe that every brand has a responsibility to minimise its environmental footprint and promote conscious consumerism.” Kolodinski is a designer who treats fashion as a vehicle for conscious expression, and her garments epitomise a sweet concoction of Ukrainian roots and Canadian-meets-Australian cultural underpinnings. With a fuss-free balancing act, we took five with the designer and unpacked all-things creativity, technicalities and future hopes.