The Collection is based on the post-apocalyptic, future perspective vision of
WHAT WOULD OUR PLANET LOOK LIKE WHEN OUR POPULATION DISAPPEARS?
The starting point and at the same time the key image I had in mind and to which I aiming to refer back for every visual aspect of the collection is based on a white clean ARCHITECTURE captured by a coloured firework of VEGETATION growing all over the human constructions and creating a paradise of colours.
The human beings have vanished from the earth.
Finally the vegetation has its territory back.
You can still find some left over products like the clean buildings, smashed glass or porcelain integrated in a positive atmosphere that it does not look sad or dramatic.
And from time to time some hand written letters are blowing with the wind from place to place.
Though it is has a bitter taste because of the lack of people the focus is on an optimistic feeling of peaceful harmony in a paradise of vegetation. It is about the positive power of life and the symbiosis of every organism living next to each other.
Actually there should not be any question about what happened with the people. The spotlight is on the scenario itself.
My story and scenario is inspired by the documentary ‘Life after People’, a television series, released in 2008, inwhich scientists, structural engineers,
and other experts speculate about what might become of Earth should humanity instantly disappear.
Another great inspiration source is the ‘science-fictional’ novel ‘The Road’ by the American writer Cormac McCarthy apart from the mood.
The collection progresses from a less to a more organic aesthetic with a
graduating effect: the floral organism coming from the underneath garments,
breaking or exploiting the architectural, clean looks with the floral appearance.
That means that the first look of the collection is presented by the most clinical
white and architectural looking outfit with a tiny integration of the flower
idea whereas the last one represents a huge flower itself.
The shapes of the collection are SCULPTURAL, especially the woven pieces referring to the clean and stylish architecture of the human beings, inspired by the architecture of Louis Kahn, and Le Corbusier. The sculptural silhouettes, realised trough wovens are held in clinical white fabric. However there are FLORAL ELEMENTS breaking the clean look and dominating the final look in total. Sculptural knits with integrated organza threads or textile fabric experimentations like embroidery on silk organza are growing from the pieces
underneath and destroying parts of the garments.
The collection has a strong focus on textiles and knits, and so, the one main fabric is silk which is woven into the knits as well as a bonded fabric consisting of a mix of polyester, viscose and cotton.
Furthermore one special trimming I am using for the collection is a magnet tape incorporated to achieve a clean discreet look.
Another feature is the PROFILE VIEW of the silhouette: It is cone shaped and stands symbolic for the trend of growth or increase which the whole collection is based on.
THE WHOLE AESTHETIC OF THE COLLECTION IS BASED ON A CONTRAST
(CONFLICT) BETWEEN A GRAPHIC AND ORGANIC LANGUAGE.