WAH-WAH AUSTRALIA x RAMESH MARIO NITHIYENDRAN
WAH-WAH AUSTRALIA is excited to announce their first knitwear collaboration with leading Sri-Lankan born, Australian artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran!
“The chaotic, vibrant energy of Ramesh’s art vibrates on a similar wavelength to WAH-WAH’s aesthetic, so it seemed inevitable that we were drawn to each other's work for this collaboration. From a technical standpoint, designing for knitwear can be limiting, but those limitations forced me to rethink how to construct a standard sweater to reflect Ramesh’s work” - Kaylene of WAH-WAH
The sweater features inverted seams which are placed at the front and back. This feel of opposing designs grafted together mimics the multi-sided figures that feature in Ramesh’s paintings and sculptures. The totemic heads stacked along the limbs of the sweater and trackpants are based on Ramesh’s sculptures, but reinterpreted with WAH-WAH’s graphic style.
“Polychromatic colour schemes are central to my work and research. I see this collaboration in the form of knitwear as an extension and reflection of my art practice. It’s a nod to thinking beyond binaries, valuing difference and stitching new ways of being together”. - Ramesh
Details: 100% superfine merino wool. Knitted in China with Australian superfine merino wool.
Care: Turn your wool garment inside out, then hand wash in clean, lukewarm water, approximately 30°C, using a mild and gentle detergent. Allow to soak for a period of 10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly firstly in lukewarm water, then finally in cold water. Dry flat in shade. Do not tumble dry. Warm iron. Dry Cleanable.
Ramesh wears a size XL, Kirthana and Remy wear size large, and Julie wears a size medium in cover photo and small in following shot for reference.
WAH-WAH sizing is unisex and the measurements above reflect the garment measurements in cm. We recommend measuring from underarm to underarm of a jumper (sweater) that you like the fit of, and choosing the nearest corresponding size. Keep in mind that the knitted superfine merino wool is pretty stretchy and forgiving, so there is a bit of leeway with sizing. For more info, check out the sizing gallery HERE.