In my design practice I always try to portray an action or a motion by creating a story on the body. To do so I use unconventional silhouettes, bold fabric and texture combinations and fascinating technology innovations. I am interested in creating high quality collections in regards of material and finishes but pushing the boundaries of wearability.
I approach creating with sustainability in mind as well, working with zero-waste patterns where possible, practicing responsible sourcing and designing for durability. I am always invested in current and future trends, but at the same time I like to keep my final products timeless, as well.
The post-apocalyptic story is based in the future and it revolves around a new-born colony that finds peace immediately when establishing a religion; finds an old statute to worship, building the community’s foundation by creating a system for hierarchy based on new values. Inspiration taken from otherworldly landscapes and distorted living conditions commanding new ways of existing.
The main idea came from my favourite movie, Cloud Atlas, that reveals a new society’s belief system based on what was remained from a pre apocalypse time. I was intrigued to create my own utopian future world that has allowed me to thrive creatively.
I explored out of the box techniques and materials that I seamlessly incorporated into outfits that carry my Avant Garde style while making sure to keep them functional. For the accessory designs that were inspired by water explosion I used fairly hard plastic. I moulded it around the body to allow for free movement, including walking, and moving the arms avoiding any discomfort. I work with a juxtaposition of the uncontrolled, chaotic visual story and luxury finishes. Material sourcing is one of the most important part of the process. I like to work with inexpensive but unique textiles, that I also often manipulate to achieve an outstanding final look.