Cyrca Originals is a clothing brand founded by two young designers, Viola and Patrick. They create custom T-shirts for people from all backgrounds and ages, inspired by the styles that they themselves would love to wear. That, for me, is a winning thought process: I love it, so I will make it for myself and for other people who have similar tastes.
Their signature aesthetic is both minimalist and artistic. The plain background of the T-shirts is the perfect canvas for their creative designs that range from classic chic to edgy and modern to sweet and girly.
Patrick, who personally designs most of the T-shirts, told me about his thought process:
" Either I have a vague idea in my mind such as "I would love to have a stylized Samurai design on a shirt" or come across something I do like, yet believe can be either improved or made cooler by abstraction when I browse shops. Oftentimes the process takes a lot of experimentation since not all designs that look good on paper will suit well on a shirt."
His favorite looks include vibrant colors on dark shirts and silhouette-style designs on lighter backgrounds. One of his signature styles is a pink to cyan gradient effect:
Some of the designs are made by artists the couple personally know and love, which makes the brand that much cooler: what's more awesome that artists supporting artists?
They are continuously adding new designs to their line. In the nearest future they are planning to introduce a collection of vintage style shirts with typography-designs as well as more hand drawn designs created by them and their artist friends.
Warning: All shirts will be found under Cyrca Originals on Amazon, if a shirt does not have the Cyrca Originals logo, it's a counterfeit.