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BARJIS paid an exciting visit to the Tate Modern Museum this weekend and witnessed the similar abstraction that has been used in our designs and Gerhard Richter’s. Gerhard Richter was one of the first German artists to reflect on the history of National Socialism. He was not a keen supporter of the Nazi movement. After his escape from East to West Germany, Richter started to paint for a purpose. He once said, “my concern is never art, but always what art can be used for.” Through consistent squeegee abstraction, layers of paint, and erasure, Richter’s Cage paintings painted with mainly gray and red colors were said to represent the bombardment and atrocity of wars that took place in his lifespan. He painted to tell a compelling story for those who understand, and for generations to come. Using a similar technique, but for a different purpose, designers at BARJIS were somewhat inspired by his abstract paintings. We used simple brushstrokes and bright colours to create the Spring/Summer 16 scarf collection. We have our story to tell as well and it is to commemorate the end of World War I. Each of our 12 simple scarves is designed with different hand-painted flowers coloured in with subtle yet bright colours of red, white and yellow.