Wild Suga X United80 presents: The Summer Solstice 2019 Collection
Working on her first collaboration, Sarina Mantle has teamed up with United80 to produce an exclusive full range of products.
Sarina Mantle and Samantha Jane met in the early noughties on the underground London music and poetry scene. Sarina as a solo vocalist, one half of the musical duo Native Sun and Samantha Jane as a hip-hop artist formally known as Phoenix Black. Since that time the relationship and their careers alike have organically grown through their love of art, music and fashion.
It was inevitable these two women with similar passions would collaborate. Samantha Jane, now the owner and creative director of united80 and fashion brand GeoD by Samantha-J. Sarina Mantle owner of Wild Suga, also a fashion and textile designer, illustrator and fine artist. Here they are over a decade later combining their ideas and talents that have led to this Summer Solstice Collection.
The Summer Solstice 2019 collection is a body of artworks that are definitive of Sarina’s style, depicting women of colour as beautiful beings in different meditative states. Mantle’s abstract designs are inspired from her extensive travels through Mexico, and parts of Central and South America where she finds inspiration from Aztec culture. Her love of plants and flowers is also indicative in her work, from her native homeland of St. Lucia to where she was born in London. In collaboration with United80, which is a brand that is passionate about showcasing an artists talent to their full potential, they have curated artworks to showcase on several different mediums to create fashion, homeware and accessories.
On the evening of 20th June, Wild Suga and United80 will release original artwork, a series of prints and cards, homeware and few unique limited edition items. The Summer Solstice 2019 collection will be sold exclusively at United80 Brixton shop and the online shop.