One of my best friends B who has her own label called leaving lychee and myself had a collaboration going on for a fashion festival called ‘8cht!’, which featured 8 designers and 8 photographers for 8 weeks.
Right after I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in June Mario Soldo came up asking me, if I wanted to take part with showing my fashion designs in onw of those 8 weeks and I said – not without my girl B. And so 8785 minarikschermann [which is my label, as many of you might now by now] and leaving lychee made a collaboration creating 10 couture dresses primarily engaging with the design of the human body – its system, the thoughts of its genesis, its development and its structure. We created, sewed and finalized this collection within three weeks in order to be able to show it in a runway show on July 30th.
If you come closer to experience the theme of this collection you will realize that we did not concentrate on the obvious parts of the human body but dug deeper down into the material of the human creature and its genesis of the body and the animalcule and cellular structure to transport the inside to the outside in order of making it visible to everybody. It was very important to us that the human body was being signified as a symbol for birth, genesis and origin – or symplified representing life as an eternal cirlce of reproduction of animalcule, cellular and molecular systems.
The main inspirations have been biological elements like the Golgi apparatus, the DNA, the fetus, seminal fluid and other organic cellular structures. Not only the cuts and the details are dedicated to the human being but also our colour concept which is influenced by microscopical observations of these cellular structures and animalcules.
All the pictures have been taken by photographer Julian Laidig in a shooting that has been entertaining and funny! Above all, because I had my wonderful assistant by my side who brought some action into this shooting – can you remember Nico? Both models – Diana Bobrowski and Carina Timmel have been absolutely great, professional and above all beautiful.
Hope you like the designs – every single dress is one of a kind, so if you are interested in one be quick. More pictures are coming up from the show. I promise you.