Katya Komarova’s SS18 collection is shot against a dramatic backdrop of dark, mysterious mountains of composting material at a major processing operation at Langhorne Creek in Adelaide’s south.
It’s a stunning and surprising juxtaposition which showcases Katya Komarova’s latest minimalist luxury collection of accessories and ready to wear.
Importantly, the idea to shoot the SS18 campaign at Peats Soil & Garden Suppliers composting facility underpins Katya Komarova’s serious sustainability ethos.
“As a designer, avoiding waste and lessoning my impact on the planet is important,” Katya says.
“As a location for my SS18 collection it lets me express my philosophy about living sustainably in a way which will attracts positive attention.”
“Green Industries SA, a State Government agency which supports businesses in the green economy, approached me to consider using the site as a way to creatively curate messages about South Australia’s environmental leadership.
“I was immediately captured by the striking beauty of the location and excited about the potential for this collaboration.”
Peats Soils and Garden Supplies is a Willunga-based company which has three production sites located around Adelaide.
For many years Peats Soil & Garden Supplies has been turning what others see as ‘waste’ into valuable, nutrient rich products.
It receives and process much of metropolitan Adelaide’s green organics through council kerbside and business collections, as well as food organics from hotels, supermarkets, schools, office buildings, food processors and manufacturers.
Its large-scale composting facility at Langhorne Creek also includes biodiesel production and methane harvesting.
The organics industry is well established in South Australia with more than one million tonnes of organic material such as garden and food waste and timber recovered for processing every year.
Photo: Ekaterina Shipova Bell
MUA: Tatiana Murashova
Designer and Model: Katya Komarova
The collection will be available end of October.