For my BA collection I did comprehensive research on prehistoric bog and mound finds from Denmark and Germany’s Iron Age and Bronze Age – supported by the Danish National Museum. The mummified bog and grand mound people and their gloomy apparel represent an elegant, rough and simple take on masculine clothing. By changing the materials and proportions I turned it into modern menswear.
My main inspiration for this project was a number of photos I took of worn down urban environment. I also had a variety of materials that inspired me indirectly: VHS tape, tinfoil, pill package, etc. I quickly learned that my traditional way of sketching wasn’t much good and it was a time of experimenting and learning-by-doing at the looms.
This project is based on the search of an experimental work method.
I used the idea of collages as the main theme of the project.
Based on that idea, I worked with combining pieces knitted in different materials, textures and colors. My focus was on the interactions between the shape of the pieces and the shape of the body, and the interaction between de different textures and nuances of colors.
Tine Winther Rysgaard og Trine Kristoffersen. The Danish Design School, 2 year project for Innovating Sustainable Fashion Competition 2009. – specialism: Fashion Womenswear and Knitwear. Project title: Totems Inspiration: The Cactus, The Bear, and The Mountain is an ecological knitwear collection inspired by limit challenging youthful curiosity, taking visual cues from … Continue reading
Julie Brøgger, 27. The Danish Design School, MA Fashion Graduate 2009. – specialism: Fashion Womenswear. Design Background: Since childhood I have taken various drawing courses, but it wasn’t until I took an intensive 5 months drawing course at Lis Nogel Tegneskole, Copenhagen, that I realized that I wanted an education that would able me … Continue reading
Karen Segall, 24. The Danish Design School, MA Visual Communication Graduate 2009. – Focus: On the mash-up between fashion and illustration (and other graphic elements) Design Background: I went to Art school when I was younger, and took one year at BGK – Billed Kunst Grundkursus (Art course). At the Design School I took a … Continue reading
Signe Rand Ebbesen, 27. The Danish Design School, 2. year project about woven textiles, 2009. – department: Textiles. Specialism: I have not completely decided yet, but I think it could be in woven textiles. Design Background: Before I started at DKDS I did some theater productions where I made costumes and props. I … Continue reading
Nanna Isbrandt, 27. The Danish Design School, MA Fashion Graduate 2009. – specialism: Fashion Womenswear. Design Background: I have always known that I wanted to work with something creative (big kliché but that´s how it is). Since I was very young, I have been creating my own clothes, re-designing … Continue reading