BROKEN THE KINTSUGI PROJECT The philosophy of the Japanese Kintsugi manifests itself in the whole of my collection. Kintsugi... Read More
THE KINTSUGI PROJECT
The philosophy of the
Japanese Kintsugi manifests itself in the whole of my collection. Kintsugi does
not emphasize the flawless, but focuses on the beauty of the imperfect. Broken
ceramic is reassembled and broken edges are highlighted. The unique break lines
are not hidden, but rather emphasized. My fashion also relies on original cuts,
high-quality workmanship and precious materials such as pure silk and cashmere.
CONCEPT AND PROCESS
asymmetry are the main aspects in my collection design. As with Kintsugi, the
special attraction is not the order and symmetry of objects. In contrast to the
classic, two-dimensional pattern, I create my models using three-dimensional
draping on the Kondo bust, which meets the highest anatomical requirements.
This method is an innovative basis for model development and form research and
is characterized as a free, experimental draping technique. The art, the
quality standards and the craft My work "BROKEN" not only examines
Kintsugi on a design and craft level, but also interprets Kintsugi's message
artistically and contemplatively. Tradition and modernity are like fragments.
The art is to bring the elements together. It is about combining old and new
and creating a future-oriented balance. For example, I experimented with
traditional horsehair and modern glue inlays. I used techniques such as
pricking in new variations for the shaping and strengthening of cashmere
fabrics. The asymmetrical cocktail dress with a half-length cape is made of
pure cashmere. The side train is made of flowing silk georgette. The hem lines
run contrary and create visual tension when viewing. The body is shaped by
laying front darts and side seams in oblique dividing seams. The handmade
embroidery with Japanese pearls is inspired by the fragments of a porcelain
plate. Overall, the dress creates an interesting field of tension between the
half-exposed shoulder and back area and the asymmetrical cape, which is only
partially covered and revealed.
MY PERSONAL STATEMENT
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Innovation and progress
are decisive for our time. It is important to face the future. We cannot be
rigidly attached to the past, but we should deal with history and origin. What
is more, you not only have to preserve the tradition, you have to carry it into
the future. Innovation is like a new language. We have to translate our
tradition into a new generation.