Sylvester Sessions #12

Eloise wears Sylvester Cable Sweatshirt

Eloise wears Sylvester Cable Sweatshirt

Eloise Rapp – 30

Sydney, Australia

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE?

I’m a textile designer, illustrator and creative coordinator. I have an accessory label called RAPP through which I design and produce big, colourful printed silk scarves, and I’m also a part-time creative coordinator for the Ken Done studio. My professional background is in textile print design for the fashion industry and I’m trained in dyeing, printing, technical repeats, production...all that fun stuff.

IF YOU COULD WORK FOR ANYBODY IN THE WORLD, WHO WOULD IT BE?

David Byrne.

WHAT WAS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN?

Not everything has to happen straight away. Worked a charm for a once highly impatient designer.

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO AT THE MOMENT?

Loads of things. I’m really enjoying some new Melbourne sounds - Total Control’s ‘Typical System’ and Becky Sui Zhen’s ‘Female Basic’ EP are on regular rotation. I’ve also been putting together a love song mix, as I have a few friends getting hitched soon. Plenty of old soul, garage and r’n’b. I’ll share it with the internet eventually. It’s also rare that a day passes without me listening to Prince.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

I finally got around to reading The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. It’s a classic novel that’s an interesting combination of political satire and magic realism. Devil turns up in Stalinist Moscow, wreaks havoc, throw in some poets and performers, Judas, Pontious Pilate and a few grizzly deaths...good times.

Check out Eloise’s work here

ELOISE WEARS

Sylvester Cable Sweatshirt

Photography by Carine Thevenau