In 2018, Mekala was chosen as a finalist for the International Talent Support fashion competition, held in Trieste, Italy. Nominated in the Artwork category, she created a sculpture, “Fleeting Dream”, commissioned by Swatch and inspired by her graduate fashion collection, “Modern Alchemy”.
“Fleeting Dream” crystallises the experience of the rush of heady freedom that a dreamer experiences just before awakening. Hanging bubbles, each captures a dream, suspended in time and space as a memory of freedom, perpetually drifting over an iridescent textile landscape. A dream holds the power of bravery, of freedom and of imagination.
Skills: art exhibition, sculpture, installation, mixed media, vinyl print, embellishment, marbling, hand-painting, up-cycling.