My collection is inspired by two concepts/ideas. First is the idea of Suprematism, which was created by Malevich in regards to his paintings. Suprematism is the idea of capturing spirituality within material realm and with the help of material things. The second inspiration comes from my fascination with Scandinavian design esthetic, Swedish Modernism/Functionalism in particular.
The project takes its inspiration from African and Mongolian folklore. The main focus of the project is an examination and adaptation of different historical textile techniques that are reworked into modern and artistic expressions. With this approach this project is more abstract and conceptual compared to more traditional tailored and fashion oriented clothing projects.
Through the inspiration from African and Mongolian cultures this project has also worked to examine the inherent prerequisites that the clothing of these traditional cultures possessed – in particularly the need for reflecting status and clout while also serving practical functions such as being adapted to climatic conditions and serving as protection against enemies.
Betina Møller, 27. Kolding School of Design, Fourth year project, spring 2009 (Expected MA Fashion Graduate 2010) -specialism: Fashion Womenswear Design Background: Before starting my education at Kolding School of Design, I took courses at The Animation Workshop, the Drawing Academy, Den Skandinaviske Designhøjskole and Skals Håndarbejdsskole. During my time at Kolding Design School I’ve done … Continue reading
Mette Marie Krarup Bertelsen, 26. Kolding School of Design, 4th year Fashion Project 2009. -specialism: Fashion Menswear/Unisex Design Background: BA in fashion from Kolding School of Design – 2008 Internship at Danish designer Henrik Vibskov – 2008 Selected for the competition “The Golden Fur Pin” – 2008 Den Skandinaviske Designhøjskole, Randers, DK – 2005 … Continue reading