MEET OUR LATEST CREATIVE: THE EVER-TALENTED JAYMA SACCO!
Jayma Sacco is an Italian-American illustrator and designer with a contemporary vision. Specializing in the areas of fashion, design, architecture, and lifestyle, Sacco employs a multidisciplinary approach that merges fine art techniques and design.
For the past decade, she has been involved in the international art and fashion scene, and her creations have been featured in publications such as Madame Figaro, Port Magazine, L'Officiel, Vogue, and Elle. Her work has also been exhibited in the MAMO museum of art in Marseille, the Palais de Tokyo contemporary art center, and the Grand Palais in Paris.
She is currently based in Paris.
What are your main sources of inspiration? Tell us about the top 3 references for your work.
Although it may not always translate into my work, I am very inspired by surrealism, minimalism, and cubism.
Do you have a special routine or ritual to enable creativity? Share it with us!
I find myself doing a ton of research before any new work or creation is produced.I probably even become a little obsessed. It is how I get most inspired. This most certainly comes from my background and training as a designer.
Do you use your fashion style as a way to express your personality/creativity? Has fashion ever been a source of inspiration for you? If so, can you give us a concrete example?
Absolutely. I am continually inspired by Japanese fashion culture. They are so ahead. I love the way their off-body garments drape the figure.
Personally, I have never felt more comfortable in my skin than while wearing something elegantly oversized - or rather, beautifully draping the body - as opposed to something tight that hugs and binds it.
What is your favorite piece that you have created and what does it represent within your line of work?
This would have to be what I am currently working on: a series based around women's forms and shapes. I am quite excited about it.
Do you use your art to convey any social or political issues? If yes, what are the current movements you relate to the most?
Not exactly. For me, art is open to interpretation. This is one of the things I have always been most drawn to about it.
That being said, I believe all art has something to say. It just depends on who is listening. I always appreciate hearing thoughts and comments on my own work. I find you can really learn a lot.
Do you think it’s important to be part of a creative female group? Are you part of any in particular? Do you have a female role model you relate to?
I find it empowering to have inspiring like-minded females in my life of all ages. However, I do not personally feel I need a set group to have these powerful and meaningful exchanges.
What are some of the key elements that would make you want to collaborate with a brand?
Aligning design aesthetics, core values, and, of course, ambition.
Do you identify with Unreal Fields? If so, how?
Yes, I admire Unreal Fields’ approach of bringing creatives together who enjoy what they do. This seems to add a nice lightheartedness to the brand for me.
If you could participate in a photoshoot with a pair of Unreal Fields shoes together with one of your works, which work would that be?
I would have to create one that relates to my mood at the moment of the photoshoot.
What's your favorite UF shoe model?
I like the 60's vibe of the Doric boot. The heel and the square toe are a hit for me.
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