the body landscapes

the body landscapes

Within the the creation of these textile designs, that I created for the fashion and textile fair Première Vision in Paris I chose the topic of Atopy, which I was already working with in a free, artistic way, but now I focused more on a design approach. I was especially interested in the sensations that the designs could evoke. Therefore I’ve chosen embroidery and weaving as well as mixed media as my mediums to fulfil my tactile visions for the designs. I got inspired by the sensitivity of the body and the way it deals with pain or decay like bruises and wrinkles and incorporated these thoughts and images in the creation of the designs.

premiére vison fair stand

premiére vison fair stand

As I was creating textile designs for the fashion fair Première Vision in Paris, a group of students, including myself, designed and built the fair stand. Our theme was „Virtual Tribe“ and all the students created textiles according to that topic. We decided to take the triangle as the main design element and combine metallic and earthy colours with it. The stand is built with a modular approach in mind and is easy to transport, as it mainly made out of aluminium rods and wooden blocks. Various models can be built with this system, with different heights and widths, carrying hundreds of designs. We also created a logo, a backdrop for the stand and special flyers in a triangular shape. Our team drove to Paris to build the stand and sell the designs on the fair, getting in contact with interesting people in the fashion and textile industry.

hat collection eisbär

graphic threads – hat collection

The hat collection “Graphic Threads” was inspired by threads that are flying around, graphic structures and seeming mistakes. Turning seams inside out, using colourful details and incorporating ribbons and threads in the hats lead to the creation of interesting details. The hats follow the experimental approach that the company “Eisbär” wants, as an inspiration, for their beanies and headbands. The collection follows the approach “Too much perfection is a mistake”.

deconstruct reconstruct

deconstruct reconstruct

Deconstructing an object and giving it a different meaning, a different purpose is a fascinating experience. I decided to take an umbrella someone forgot and I forced myself to create a bag with just additional tape but without any other tools and materials.