Friday, 31 August 2012

the nature of good & evil

Young fashion designer, German graduate
Karin Brettmeister, has always been fascinated
by the ambivalence between good and evil and
the eternal dichotomy stirs up her own creativity
in a remarkable way.

An ESMOD Munich graduate, Karin has gained a
significant experience and noteworthy rewards
in the past few years such as the 20th Hempel
excellence award from Beijing's China fashion
week and ESMOD's ”Aiguille d'Or”, the best
performance in 'Modellisme Femme'.

Her latest collection aptly called 'Elements' shows
an apparently wild look which is quite the contrary:
correct in all details, both in terms of shapes and
materials. Karin explored the concept of good and
evil through the four elements of nature (which is
neither good nor evil yet can be harmless and
deadly at the same time) cleverly representing
each one of them: long threads suggest water,
leather for earth, provoking pattern cuts for fire
with airy knitted wool and light jersey for air.

Karin's braided looks are made with great attention
to fabric treatments and full of cut-out details; her
chunky knitted dresses and her leather and fur
jackets in pale white hues are well-matched with
oatmeal and gray evoking a cool winter mood.

No wonder she's now part of MUUSE, the Copenhagen
based online platform bringing the works of talented
young couturiers to people who love design by selling
unique, limited edition tailor-made pieces conceived
by carefully selected fledgling designers from top
fashion schools (tomorrow's trendsetters they 
proudly say) sharing revenues with them.
Sylvan and urban charm go together.

all images © by Jakub Gessler and Yannick Kornprobst
via the designer's website

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