PatternNation Collaboration with Afroditie street wear company, Immigrant lessons dance company and Sleepless Mindz
Afroditie is a Vancouver based streetwear company with an amazing message to share. Bellow is Afrodite's mission statement and their explanation of WAZOBIA WARIOR
WAZOBIA is a combination of the word “come” in three of the main tribal languages of Nigeria. The three distinct tribes, Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo, have a history of conflict, therefore, the idea of the tribes coming together in this phrase is a testament of the desire to promote unity and peace. Essentially it is an invitation to “Come, Come, Come, Warrior”; finding commonalities in our human experience and be inspired by one another. The message of ‘Wazobia Warrior’ is an invitation to unite all people together to fight/advocate for love and peace.
Photographer: Anastasia Akintemi
Models: Immigrant lessons dancers
Kevin Fraser, Sharon Lee, Alyssa Amarshi, Brotha Jason
Painted shoes, overalls and jacket: Sleepless Mindz
Jewelry and illustrations: Cydney Eva of PatternNation
Creative shoot by Costa Besta and Photographer Shaquille @shxquille. Shot on the waterfront of durban this shoot showcases PatternNation hand painted Tomy Takkies sneakers that Costa Besta customized. Model and creative director of this project Costa Besta is wearing a selection of his thrifted Retro Costa jackets with PatternNation Silk Screened tee.
If you live in Durban South Africa and you want to collaborate with PatternNation and or Costa Besta send us an email. Costa is selling Retro Costa Jackets, PatternNation tee's necklaces and painted kicks in Durban. You can find him selling at Fortune Coffee forever every first Thursday or Khaya Records at various hip hop events.
Radical, a creative collaboration between Roshini Kumar from Mumbai, India and Cydney Eva from Vancouver, Canada, two quirky unicorns spreading their colour and social ideas so much so they met just for a few minutes and it was enough to know they had to work together. They met properly one day before this shoot to bring upon this art piece having Pattern Nation’s (Cydney’s clothing and accessory line) garments and accessories along with Roshini Kumar’s creative direction and photography.
The shoot is to represent individuality, self-expression, inspire and encourage people to be themselves no matter what colour, size, shape, sex, tastes, etc. and be proud off it. The shoot also shows women being bold, confident, comfortable and content with themselves and their skin regardless of how their surroundings may be or what people may think; something the collaborators themselves follows very strongly.
Published in Huf Magazine
Creative Direction, photography and post-production: Roshini Kumar
Clothing and accessories: PatternNation
Models: Priya Banerjee, Nimisha Dean and Shrujana
Canadian fashion and art brand Pattern Nation recently brought their designs to South Africa, with an exclusive photo-shoot for Unlabelled. We had a chat with founder Cydney Eva to find out more about the brand and their experience in South Africa.
Pattern Nation was founded in October 2016 by jeweller and mural painter, Cydney Eva. Cydney believed the brand was needed to bring all her work together under one cohesive name and also to create a platform that more people could identify with. The brand that creates fashion, art, jewellery and patterned products and also produces community events that feature underground musicians, DJs and dancers. Cydney prides herself on embracing the maximalist aesthetic and explains that she actively tries to combat minimalism through her creation of loud patterns and colours. “The brand is inspired by my creative upbringing, being surrounded by colours, patterns, art, artists, musicians, dancers, feminists and outlandish thinkers. It is aimed at inclusivity, to bring together people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, classes and races who share a common passion for colour and pattern.” says Cydney.
To read more go to the article by Palesa Buyeye published in Unlabelled Mag
Photography by Hanro Havenga
Models: Agord Lean, Lulu Thabethe, Costa Besta, Phindi Thengeni, Cydney Eva, Elo Zar, Portia Sethago
Location: Assemblage Gallery 7 Alexander New Town Johannesburg
Connection and Learning through art - a conversation with Patternnation's Cydney Eva
Cydney Eva is the founder of PatternNation, the umbrella under which all of her creative practices find a home. This includes mural paintings, installations, clothing and jewellery. Cydney, born and raised in East Vancouver on Unceded Coast Salish territory, is in Johannesburg on a two-month residency with Assemblage. I had a conversation with her about her work and desire to come to South Africa.
For full interview with Christa Dee see the article on Bubble Gum Club
Photos by: JC Hermier
PatternNation interactive blob installation at Art Represent, Bethnal Green, London UK Feb 2017
A collaborative art opening of immersive painting, interactive sculpture and experimental performances.
Inspired by the 1966 sci-fi film Fantastic Voyage, in which the voyager travel inside of the human body. This exploration in space, pattern and self-expression aims to create another world of creativity that consumes the room. Self-reflection, connection, surrealism, fun, play and interaction are all elements that have brought together this group of artists from Joburg, Durban and Vancouver. Assemblage artist in resident Cydney Eva founder of PatternNation aims to create a truly collaborative performative night and visual art experience that breaks away from conventional art functions and allows us to laugh, dance, observe, play and groove together, This voyage will consist of 3 experimental hip-hop and Rnb performances by Elo Zar, Costa Besta and Agord Lean with a DJ set by OWABOWA. Let's Play Outside Creative's bring us Playground vibes with PatternNation clothing/ jewelry and RHTC"S unique clothing displays. Take a fantastic Voyage in life; ask questions, dress bodly, laugh loudly, cry openly, dance madly and be your weirdest self.
Collaborators: Cydney Eva, Costa Besta, OWABOWA, Agord Lean, Elo Zar, Minenkulu Ngoyi, Isaac Zalale, Mpumelelo Frypan Mfula, Sandile Talent Mhlongo, Mpho Phogi Seoposengwe, Alphabet Zoo, RHTC, Redbull
Event photography by Gemma Garam
Film footage by Lash Shots
April 7th Assemblage Gallery Johannesburg South Africa
During a one week residency with Pegasus Theatre in Oxford UK PatternNation founder Cydney Eva painted two murals at the entrance to the theatre and in the dressing rooms. During her stay in the UK she also painted a collection of sweaters and shirts which are shown here along with a collection of PatternNation Jewelry on model and Pegasus employee Lucy Rose Corin
Photography by Cydney Eva
As part of RAW ARTISTS Vancouver showcase PatternNation collaborated with local dance company Immigrant lessons as models.
for the fashion show element Immigrant lessons dancers freestyled and performed an original piece of choreography wearing the newest PatternNation Collection of summer wear.
Photography by Mike Wu and Evan Chen
Models: Sophia Gamboa, Alyssa Amarshi, Kevin Fraser, Jesse Kim, Sharon Lee
June 8th 2017 Harbour Event Centre
On a afternoon stroll with Durban based rapper and PatternNation Ambasador in Brixton Johannesburg Cydney Eva captured Costa in PatternNation silk screened tee, bead necklace and painted kicks.
Costa Besta who runs Retro Costa clothing in Durban KZN is also selling PatternNation tee's and necklaces at local markets and events. Costa is a musican and core member of the PatternNation community. more collaborations and shoots to com from this talented artist.
Photography by Cydney Eva and Costa Besta
Edits by Cydney Eva
Want your kicks painted PatternNation style?
in Vancouver Canada or Durban South AfricaContact PatternNation and we can hook it up.
Photography/edits: Cydney Eva
We partnered with Immigrant Lessons a Vancouver based dance company and Sleepless mindz streetwear company to put together a shoot with the original members of the company.
IMMIGRANT LESSONS :
is a dance/art collective created to promote cultural pluralism through: dance, music, fashion, and visual design. It is the soul child of the collaborative efforts of two professional artists, Kevin Fraser and Alyssa Amarshi. These two dance professionals have decided to merge their 13 years of combined experience to tackle issues that have been prominent both in their profes...sional as well as their personal lives. Individually, their work has explored issues of: sexual orientation and gender identity, feminism, racial discrimination, cultural erasure, intersectionality, as well as mental illness. Immigrant Lessons is a combined front to aid in the creation of more opportunities in: dance, stage performance, film, urban performance, concert dance, as well as community development for POC and other marginalized communities.
Clothing/ Jewelry: PatternNation, Sleepless Mindz and thrifted vintage
Stylistsy: Kevin Fraser, Cydney Eva
Photography: Maggie Macpherson
Models: Sharon Lee, Jason Bempong, Alyssa Amarshi< Kevin Fraser, Sophia Gamboa, Cydney Eva, Jesse Kim, Shanon
Clothing/Jewelry: Sleepless Mindz 1 0f 1 bomber jackets, PatternNation rope necklaces
Models; Tadenda Hytugari , Marisa Antoinette Gold, Jason Bempong, Samira Warsame, Cydney Eva
Photography: Patrick Cruiz
Sky Light Vancouver BC 2016
MATERIALIZE Pop Up Shop
Art Represent Bethnal Green London UK Feb 2017
PatternNation, Paperroute, The Moon Made Me Do It
Photography: JC Hermier
Shoot for Snap Boys Dance company pride tour summer 2016
models: Raymond Jordan Johnston Brown, Kevin Fraser, Ralph Escamillan, Tristan Ghostkeeper, Jonathan Koh
Make up: Shockin Hawkins Makeup
Photography: Marshall Heritage
Set Design and Jewelry: PatternNation
Stylists: Cydney Eva, Ralph Esacmilan, Kevin Fraser
Pattern Palace East Vancouver BC June 2016
This shoot features Char Loro of Shape Shifters Studio and lovehard.ca and Von Redmond of Happy Medium clothing.
Clothing: PatternNation tunic collection and matching rope necklace collection.
Photography: Maggie Macpherson
Shape Shifters Studio Vancouver BC October 2016
Went for a walk with Vancouver DJ INN EZZ in December of 2016 at Clark Park. INN EZZ is an emerging female DJ in the hip-hop, RnB, boogie, house and electronic music scene in Vancouver. She is sporting PatternNation reworked jacket winter collection and indigo fabric jewelry
Photography/ Edits: Cydney Eva
PatternNation founder Cydney Eva in room mural for Jamie gill of Paperroute.
Clothing: PatternNation reworked denim collection and Warm Storm rope necklace collection
Photography: Maggie Macpherson
Model: Aiysha Keyani
Photographry/edits: Tre Akula
Mural and Jewelry: PatternNation
Can't stereotype my thing yo dance video shoot to M.I.A's Sun Showers
Dancers: Alyssa Amarsi, Erin Walton, Kevin Fraser
Stylists: Cydney Eva, Kevin Fraser
Film Footage: Issac Shah
Editing: Jason Bempong
Promo shoot for Connective Clouds collaborative art exhibition with Sleepless Mindz at the Toast Collective December 2016
Model: Krystal Paraboo
Photography: Jason Bempong
Illustration: Sleepless Mindz and PatternNation
BAS 3 is the childhood band of best friend and artists Brianna Klassen and Cydney Eva, both painters and clothing designers the two have come together as adults to do this shoot.
Brianna is wearing all of her own original designs and PatternNation jewelry
Cydney is wearing reworked PatternNation clothing and jewelry
Painted back drop by Brianna and Cydney
Pattern Palace East Vancouver BC 2016
Model/ performer: Jojo Abot
Photographer: Alyssa Burtt
Clothing: OKA fashion
Vancouver International Folk Music Festival 2016
Styled and Shot by Jojo Abot
Shoot for L.U.C.Y.D. visual art exhibition showcasing the work of Brianna Klassen and Cydney Eva
Phoenix Gallery East Vancouver BC January 2016
Stylist: Cydney Eva
Pillows and hanging sculptures: PatternNation
Photography: Brianna Klassen
Freestyle video at Shop Wrong with Jason Bempong of Sleepless Mindz and Cydney Eva of PatternNation in front of a PatternNation mural. Summer 2015
Film footage and edits by Jason Bempong
Mural for Get Juice bar in gas town oct 2015
photography: Cydney Eva
Models: Tre Akula, Okalani LeBlanc