Khu Khu have teamed up with Miami-based multidisciplinary artist Francisca Oyhanarte for the magical, Ancient-Egyptian inspired SS22 collection, BREATH OF LIFE. Francisca Oyhanarte and KHU KHU is a natural partnership due to a shared interest in bold, modern and exclusive design and a mutual passion for fans.
The mystical world of Ancient Egypt is also of shared interest. Khu Khu’s brand name originates from the Egyptian fan KHU (meaning breath of life and protection) and Francisca often draws on symbolism and mythological worlds in her work, consecrating her collages to serve as magic protective shields.
to Miami in 2015 - where her life was forever changed. Miami became her
main inspiration and she quickly embraced her new lifestyle and included this
powerful source of light to her artworks. She works with scissors, creating unique
and surreal artworks using multi-coloured paper and magic spells to assure the
intention of the piece. For this purpose, she consecrates her artworks in order
to serve as magic protective shields, bringing positive healing effects on every
environment they enter. Francisca elevates and activates the chakras through
color, creating healing energy waves and producing visionary and uplifting effects
on those who witness her experiments. Those artworks are just the beginning
of the trip, as they later transform into gigantic inflatables, murals, animation
movies, live visuals performances, basket courts, installations, limited edition
paper prints..and now fans!! Her mission is to make art inclusive for everyone,
allowing them to express their latent desires, personalities and fantasies through
her art, regardless of their knowledge of art and their purchasing power. She
considers her artworks to be an extension of her soul. They exist in a state of
perpetual balance between the forces of light and dark, between the imagined
and the real; the ouroboric unity between beginning and end. All elements she
brings to her work.