Posts Tagged ‘german’
If you’ve been a follower of PP for some time you’ll know I’ve been a longtime fan of German label Reality Studio. I own a jacket that I wear constantly. It’s been awhile since I’ve perused any of their collections, and an intriguing glimpse of their upcoming A/W 12/13 collection on Stil in Berlin prompted me to revisit. Images from Reality Studio’s site from their A/W 11/12 and S/S 12 collections
I finally got around to re-visiting personal favourite, Reality Studio. I sort of spaced looking at the A/W 2010 collection but I find their latest collection ‘Open to the Public’ more appealing anyway. The characteristic slouchy, relaxed sensibility remains, but it’s punched up with a cohesive earth tone colour palette and models who looked relaxed and well, normal!
Karl Burgel is a sculptor, painter, installation artist, and jeweler. Obviously, given my weird obsession with all things jewelry these days, I’m most drawn to his adornments. Brugel’s overarching philosophy when it comes to metalwork is summed up in an interview posted on the site: “I am primarily concerned with the sensual and the physical aspects of jewelry and ornament. I have tried to cast as wide a net as possible, not limiting myself to the execution of the object nor the function of a single object. I’m interested in touch of material, intimate surface, weight, light, structure and ideas of concealment but the method of production is secondary. I like to think of my jewelry as a secretion. Like a bee produces honey, the jewelry is what comes out of me.” And on the future direction of metalsmithing and jewelry design, “I would love to see more obsessive craftsmanship, abstract constructions, deconstructivist ornaments, anti-dogmatic and unpredictably honest. Work of divine madness, visually complex and free of seductive packaging. Work that is bold, confident and discrete. Work that makes use of the advantages of the small intimate format to connect with the human psyche.”
All of Brugel’s work utilizes geometric shapes and fascinating textural juxtapositions. Be sure to check out his full gallery of work on his website
Kamilla Richter and Katrin Switala of Richter – Switala combine soft draping with printed geometric shapes in their most recent collection (or at least the most recent collection posted on their website!) to pleasant effect (you know the drill-click the image to enlarge). Since I don’t know German, I was only able to pick up a little information about the pair, and it doesn’t appear that they regularly produce collections, but really I have no idea. Definitely some interesting work and I’m curious to see where they end up