Lucienne Mettam

Image: Lucienne Mettam's "Interference" collection is an exploration of non-duality and how a non-dual mindset can challenge our experiences. Non-duality refers to the interconnectedness of everything, beyond whole and self, that leads to a more dynamic and imaginative contemplation of what is perceived. Lucienne draws inspiration from optical illusions that arise through our perceptions due to the interference of open mesh fabrics.

The collection features original prints that aim to challenge the eye and provoke a sense of mystery. Through using layers of fabric that are interdependent to create the moiré effect, the designs enhance a sense of unity between what might otherwise be seen as separated. The circle is used as an image to represent an opportunity for bodies and selves to become one. Lucienne uses the pure form of a circle to explore a more nuanced reality, questioning the separation that individuals sometimes feel between themselves and the larger world, and hopefully vanishing the notion of separation. 
Image: In the INTERFERENCE video, the moving circle represents unity and the interconnection of bodies and selves through an endless, unbroken shape.
Image: Repetition of the model in various forms and sizes symbolizes the bodies around us that we inevitably are connected to through our construct of reality.


Lucienne Mettam is a NYC and DC-based designer whose work focuses on sensual perception and the invisible ways in which we connect to the world. Profoundly drawn to painting and poetry, and fascinated with the mind’s eye, Lucienne uses these elements to inspire her work. With an intense interest in print design as related to movement, Lucienne considers the body a canvas on which to overlay original artwork onto dimensional fabrics to create wholly unique garments. Through her garment and accessory designs, she evokes an engagement with the questions of perception, reality, connectedness, and illusion. 

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