Photographer_ Jan Kapitän Copyright_ Judith Bondy
Spring/ Summer Collection
“Fear of empty space“ is how the term "horror vacui“ is defined.
A theory that empty spaces are unnatural so nature aims to fill up the vacant space.
In Art history "horror vacui“ work is seen as overloaded, ornamental and often inspired by the the victorian century.
I used this term as a starting point from which I created a digital print combining natural and artificial objects (mushrooms, fennel, moss, organic structures and chemistry objects) in two colour schemes.
Sulfur-yellow and fluorescent green are both natural but seem to be artificial because of their harsh and bold colours.
Violet stands for femininity and spirituality and expresses the state between spirit and body.
In addition to my interest of the natural and artificial I focused on the inner and outer world of the human being.
For the jacket I took the dupion silk apart to twist only the weft to build and construct a garment inspired by the human Gut.
The natural appearance of moss is translated into the raised puff binder print on the yellow trousers.
The green outfits are delicate and floaty whereas the violet looks are more feminine and elegant.
The A-Silhouette of the whole collection adds a casual feel to it.