Sunroom Q+A: Marrakshi Life
We're so excited to welcome Marrakshi Life to Sunroom!
Launched in 2013 by photographer Randall Bachner, Marrakshi Life is both an embrace of the traditional Moroccan wardrobe and a reimagining of it in bright colors and refined designs. From their Marrakech atelier, a skilled team of artisans hand makes each of their extremely comfortable pieces.
From oversized tunics to flowing caftans, woven pants in sherbet strips and a rainbow palette...we cannot get enough. To learn more about the story behind Marrakshi Life, we spoke with Randall about his design process, inspirations, and the small things that are bringing brightness to his world right now.
Can you share more about some of the traditional Moroccan weaving practices you follow?
From the spinning of the yarns to the ancient wooden looms passed down to us from generations of weavers to how it takes six men to load one warp on a loom are all practices that have been done for hundreds of years. There is nothing about our process that is modern, which explains the time it takes to make each garment.
What is most inspiring to you right now?
I think we all need optimism right now...so that’s what I’m focusing on for upcoming collections.
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We have started taking morning walks in the olive farms in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains where we leave for meditative and contemplative moments. Exploring by foot the land that surrounds us is very grounding.
My creative/design ethos in three words:
I always start my day with:
Song or musician I'm loving right now:
The thing I find myself recommending over and over again (maybe a purchase, or a recipe, or just a personal life hack or practice you get asked about often):
Anything that smells good, and that takes me out of the moment.
My ultimate escape – real or imagined:
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