spring / summer 16
Photographed by Stefan Dotter // Model Luisa Moek / Seeds
Pina - dancing wool
The basis of my graduation collection is a technique to manufacture wool, which I developed during an accessories project. The wool is braided and sewn, in order for surface to originate.
Since this process is fluent, active and impulsive, I call it a choreography, which leads to my source of inspiration: Pina Bausch.
This woman IS character and I have been fascinated by her for a long time. In her lifetime, the dancer and choreographer revolutionized the Modern Dance to Dance theatre:
by her very own style, her own method. Precisely this way of doing was so fascinating to me, that I based the collection on it.
I didn´t put into practice a theme literally, but a character, a way of living, a process.
I´ve never wanted to show any outer appearances of Pina Bausch, but instead I was inspired by her inside and how she turns this inside out in her staging.
If someone asks, which of Pina forms my collection, I rephrase the question and explain HOW Pina is part of my collection:
Pina Bausch speaks with her body through dance. I speak with the body through my collection. Pina is in my collection through her way of working, her way of handling ideas and situations, and her way of showing emotions through movement.
She uses elements different to dance to express things in a better way. I use wool as core element of expression.
The wool dances on and with the materials, it is integrated, comes up with new lines and moves; sometimes it flows together with the line, sometimes against it, sometimes it grows something, sometimes it removes something...
Basically everything could happen. I constantly changed a lot, colours, materials, lines. Like in dance, freedom and movement, to put it briefly.
Despite all that – and that´s very important – the collection is no dance clothing, but exclusively a fashion collection.
Clara Irene Huber
Sample collection // inquiries and order on request