This project was inspired by and named after writer and artist Chiang Yee's book series, "A Silent Traveller in...". Written between 1938-1950, this collection of travel books combines Mr. Yee's own watercolours and nuanced observations of the daily habits and rituals surrounding his observed cities. By pairing text and textile together, I hope to equip a modern traveller with something to saviour as they make their way through the world.
The Silent Traveller is a pairing of traveller's clothes and traveller's memoirs. The sets are soft uniforms, intended for sleep, play, working or exploring in, mental or physical travel. Each edition features a different book selected from my personal collection alongside a corresponding garment set. As more pairings are introduced, the project will grow over time as an ongoing library of uniforms and books.