Seli’s artistic style developed from a youth spent revelling in Baroque sculptural art and works from the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. This launched him into an abyss of emotionally led creativity, allowing for a collection of “soulful” work intended to transport adorners into a dream state.
From canvases engulfed in oil paintings, a result of his experience with grief, to bulbous-shaped jackets sculpted from foam, and floor-length dresses enveloped in beautiful silks and meshes of his own paintings that mimic a 3D, mirage effect. The outcome has produced an abundance of fruits. It’s a process that occurred accidentally but has become quintessential to his design process. “I felt like that was what I was waiting for because in my head I was like, ‘How am I going to make my paintings a part of my fashion?’ and I feel like I just found the answer,” he said.
Being that Korsi’s art is 2D and his fashion is 3D It made sense to him to see how the 2D drawn element of his art work could become 3D in his fashion to marry the two worlds. As for the design element he took straight from how he draws and illustrates in ink: his line work is fluid and rounded and tends to use wavy lines so he designed the shapes around the body as such; the rounded shoulder and sleeve is directly taken from how he draws the body in life drawings.