We've been wanting to collaborate with local artists for the creation of our suits since we first started our business in 2019 and we've finally done it. This print was inspired by native Australian flowers and is printed onto recycled nylon. It comes in the women's Bonnie set and is about to drop for our new Kiddie Winki range in the kids Lola.
Below is a little snapshot of the artist behind our latest Wildflower print.
Artist: Madi Rose
Socials: Madi Rose Designs
Location: Terrigal, NSW
Tell us a bit of your journey as to how you became an artist:
"I was always that arty kid at school who used to draw all over their maths books instead of doing work. I’ve always loved using my hands whether its painting or ceramics or making furniture and it seemed natural to go on to study at art school. I love taking a message and using the beautiful mediums of aesthetics and imagery to be able to communicate it."
When did you start getting into print design?
"I’ve always loved the idea of creating something from nothing and then seeing it walking around out there in the world and got to make my first pattern design when I was 18."
What is the number one thing that inspires you to create your art?
"There are so many things that inspire me and so hard to just pick one! I do really love Australian botanicals and the funky shapes and colours they bring. The beauty found in nature fascinates me, particularly the aussie bushland and coastlines."
What is your favourite thing to do in the ocean?
"I’m a huge ocean lover and have to dunk myself in it at least once a day. I’ve been surfing ever since I was little and fell in love with riding glassy little noseriders!"
What made you want to collaborate with Winki Suits?
"When I first heard about Winki Suits I instantly fell in love with them! The combination of modest surf wear for women, ethically made and just down right gorgeous is seriously incredible and I just wanted to be involved in that goodness!"
To view & shop Madi's Wildflower print, click here.