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.
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.
Edition III Spring 2019