sunnuntai 22. syyskuuta 2013

Winter equals death

I'm currently working on a new winter collection. Inspirational photos are usually really chaotic during the process of creation and in my case the real face of the theme might be recovered after peeling off layer and layer of ideas. Ideas are born from chaos and luckily I'm made from layers of chaos.

Dead Nouveau by Nini Van Deering will see the day light on stage 8th of December at Ofeliamarket Helsinki.

maanantai 15. heinäkuuta 2013

Nighmare Avant-Garde

On my second semester studying Fashion design in Berlin I finally let a little bit of myself go. After two whole years studying Clothing technology and thinking commercially I found it really refreshing to get to do whatever I want. Ok really not we did have assignment that narrowed down what to do and group evaluating your design process all the time but still. 

Our task was to keep creative diary about our everyday inspiration. The next step would be that you find the theme for the collection out of these inspiring events in your life. I happened to have a lot of nightmares mainly due stress and several incidents in my life at the beginning of the spring semester. The theme for my collection is based on one of my nightmares that I've had since years. You know the ones where you fall? Well this is not one of them. This one has been prowling for me since I can remember. It is smooth and then it sinks it sharp teeth into your neck. The anguish is surreal and I can't really tell how the beast in my nightmare looks like. So this is one possibility for it's physical form.

Same dress without the removable collar...

Photos: Ursula Dunst
Make Up: Nini Van Deering
Model: Evilyn Frantic

tiistai 5. helmikuuta 2013


Winter semester is going to be over in few weeks. I haven't updated in a long time mainly because I have no time or energy left after all the schoolwork and partying. Or I'm just too head deep into everything else exiting that my life brings up.

These following pictures are from Autumn/Winter collection 2013 that I put together with my team partner Minna. These outfits were created for two different courses: Knitwear Design and Collection Concept. 

The theme for the collection is hypermodernism. I used all sorts of experimental materials in the design process but to me there is always the aspect of function when it comes to clothes. After knitting a shirt out of sewing thread and sewing a skirt out of anti-slip mat I can say I did my experimenting with the materials for one collection. After all it is not everyday thing to get to design a collection that does not have to fit for commercial purposes. 
I hope that I'll get to do more experimenting with new and unexpected materials and techniques.

Photos: Nini Van Deering
Make up: Joy 
Model: Dax Constantine

After few setbacks (such as using the plan B made up in one day) to do the photoshoot I'm more than pleased how these photos turned out to be. Specially when I have no further experience working with a professional camera...
I hope that I'll get to do more experimenting with new and unexpected materials and techniques.

Well see what the spring in Berlin has to offer.