I have been working nights and days on my collection that will be shown in the fashion show at Sustain.nu in Aarhus on the 15th of May.
D e s c r i p t i o n o f c o n c e p t
For the sustainable concept I’ll be working the two categories recycled materials and sustainable materials. I will mainly be using recycled fabrics and clothing from second shops and adding printed organic cotton fabrics. Research shows that the choices made in the design process can lessen the environmental and social impact of a garment with up to 80%. Working with sustainable fashion design there are several methods and concepts to pursue. Slow fashion as one of them, is quite an abstract concept, which embraces individuality and is much about visual expression as an extension of ones personality. I believe this is essential for creating garments with emotional value and longevity. Therefore my design will not be based on short-term fashion trends, but rather style as something the wearer likes to strive for, experiment with and develop.
The inspiration for the collection is derived from bio-mimicry, bark from wood and burned wood. The more abstract concept is life and death as being something fictitious. Giving new life to old materials, working with a circular value chain and sustainability as dealing with how we are all affected by the actions that we make as we are all connected. This idea names the title of the collection you were never born and you will never die.
The style is avant-garde with layers, draping and an androgynous silhouette. The colours I am working with are quite neutral, as I want the designs to be timeless. I am focusing on the tactile expression creating new materials of old ones with appliqué techniques, and creating contrasts using different materials such as thin voile cotton and leather and mixing prints inspired by wood structures.