Spring/Summer 2019: “The Poetry of Light”
Venice and its look. Its unique look. One might think that it consists only of unreal theatrical scenes, of stone facades that hide nothing... nor rubble and ashes.
Or the secret of the past, history, the legends. Splendour and brilliance versus morbidity and decay. Myths and customs. Spices and scents.
Gothic and Byzantine. The Unreal, what becomes real. Movement against static, water against stone. Appearance and disappearance. “
The lagoon city as a luminous, artistically painted puzzle: as a textile mosaic of the grey-venerated Venetian reddish brown of the roofs.
The radiant white of the Istrian stone with gold, copper, yellow and orange tones.
The palace ornaments - embedded in different shades of blue like the sky and water, in materials of varying quality and strength,
from delicate, transparent silk organza, over thin wool and cotton fabrics, color-intensive, iridescent wild silk, over gauze and tulle.
Following the geometrically exact proportions of the gothic arched windows, the designer developed silkscreen prints in a “Venetian window” style,
in various sizes and finishes which are replicated comprehensively to become an ornamental design.
The subsequent superimposition of printed layers and the use of silver and gold pigments, pleats, tucks and embroidered sections
create the desired three-dimensionality that reflects the mystery of the morbid palazzi façades.
Windows open and close, leaping folds turn outwards, or inwards in the form of small domes,
shapes are close to the body connect with shapes that are far from the body,
static and moving, massive and filigree, sculptural and organic, large-scale but finely divided...- -...skirts with flared volumes emerge, high-cut
pumpkin trousers, corsets, gold-quilted jackets with puffed sleeves, long, narrow cuffs, high-necked collars and a low-waisted front, which open into a high back.
Surprising effects in the interior of the garments offer printed lining - as a reference to the magnificent rooms of the palazzos and churches.
“ IN VENICE, IN THE REMNANTS OF THE GREAT OLD SPIRIT ...
I HAVE A FEELING OF FREE LIFE, HIGHER EXISTENCE, LIGHTNESS AND GRACE...” (J.W. GOETHE)