COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT: NEW ROMANCE -
nightmares and dreamscapes
Ready-to-wear collections inspired by political and socio-economical developments of the 21.century
"The industrial revolution changed the world with new technologies creating an abstract fear of the unknown. Consequently, people seeked refuge in a romanticized version of the past that manifested itself in art forms based on the gothic revival movement, like Art Nouveau.
Within the scope of the digital revolution, social media nowadays spread “alternative facts” nurturing abstract fears of cultural and religious differences. Hence seperatist movements are challenging the idea of a peaceful one-world-principle.
Fashion in 2018 responds with powerful romatic collections celebrating eclectic mixtures of styles from different cultures and times. Anything goes. Everything is free, positive, colourful. Fabrics and colours are mixed and matched in limitless combinations, classical silhouettes and patterns are revived, renewed and deconstructed.
The overall looks are breaking down the boundaries between cultures - creating new romantic dreamscapes in opposition to todays irrational alternative-fact-based nightmares."