In my Spring/Summer 2015 collection “Conquest of Nature” I create my own Avatara of Natur.
Avatara are sacred Indian people, reincarnations of Vishnu, teaching their own individual doctrine that enables all Hindus to rise to a higher state of samsara. My Avatara of Nature follows the doctrine of dissolving the constantly growing divergence between nature and humans. As Avatara are Indians, the construction of the clothing is based on the fusion of traditional Indian and modern western clothing elements. As a matter of fact I use basic western clothing, such as waistcoats, dresses, trousers and skirts and wrap them around certain parts of the body in the traditional Indian way thus creating new silhouettes and shapes. Furthermore, I integrated western closing alternatives to the draping. The simple technique of Indian wrapping methods, styling elements, choice of fabric and fabric manipulations combined with western clothing is the underlying principle that leads through the construction of each silhouette of my collection.
Nature is reflected in fabric manipulations such as dune and mountain range embroideries, mountain and water prints and crushed leather or silk items placed on the clothing. Thereby I concentrated on the elements of dunes, rocks and mountain ranges in contrast to water. With these varied elements of Nature I create landscapes on the body. The selection of color and fabric is based on the idea of presenting the colors of rocks (earth tones) and water (blue tones) but also the sacred and pure part of the Avatara (white).
Photos by Eva Haftmann
Hair and Make-up by Miriam Günther
Model Polly Jenkinson