Tereza Rosalie Kladosova: Creating Joyful Garments with the Colors of Nature and Fine Art
Tereza Rosalie Kladosova is an artist from Prague. The history of Prague in it's visual eclecticism, plants especially flowers, and the works of masters like Matisse, Hockney, and Rothko are the source of Kladosova's creative eye. Kladosova's work perfectly reflects the balance of these inspirations between the visual beauty of nature and the handmade/manmade. In another dimension, she takes the process of her work as an opportunity to grow her personal relationships. She collaborates with her partner, Vojtěch Veškrna, a documentary photographer, on a series called Project Muses wherein she captures the liveliness and personality of her dear friends. Here we speak with Kladosova about these roots deeply embedded in her garments.
What influence does Prague have on your artistic taste and sense of creativity? What is the fashion and art culture like in Prague?
I think I am more inspired by history than current culture and fashion in Prague. I love the DIY culture which has been very strong since the 70' s. People were not afraid to be creative and make things like home decorations, sculptures, textiles by themselves. I love this imperfect and sometimes very funny visuality.
What is the importance of having a muse? Tell me about your relationship with your current muse Julie Zackova. How has she helped you?
Project Muses is more like a small ritual where I and my boyfriend ( Vojtěch Veškrna, who is a documentary photographer) spent time together in the flat of the person who wears my clothes. We enjoy the moment and he observes with a camera. Muses is about capturing the personality of my customers so I can share their energy and joy with others. Julie is one of them <3.
Colors and patterns freely permeate through your work. Do you let yourself freely choose colors and patterns or do you carefully decide what goes together and what clashes?
This is purely a work of my instinct. I just feel what feels nice and when it is not working. There is no key, just my stomach I would say (this feeling comes from that part of my body)
What makes you happy? Do you draw inspiration from it?
Flowers and plants, art (Matisse, Hockney, Rothko) always makes me so happy I want to cry. I observe and absorb all the colours so the inspiration is indirect.
What is the main message and purpose of your designs?
It's for people to feel joyful and enjoy themselves.
What makes something beautiful to you?
If I can put a flower on it!
Where are your garments meant to be worn? For example, in a vacation spot? In an office space? Etc.
My garments are meant for the world where people love to live!
What is the best collaborative experience you have ever had?
The best is with my boyfriend who is a photographer and we make all the photos for my brand together.
What would you do if you had all the money and resources in the world to create whatever you wanted?
I would build a huge garden full of flowers, plants and trees together with little architecture and sculptures, where people would wear my clothes. I love Las Pozas, so something like that but in my way.
What does the future hold for you and the world?
It's more what I hold for the future. Stay with me and we will see what will come :).