Exhibition loves and support the new generation of fashion designers. Six brilliant talents inspired our last Young Designers series: Fraser Kenneth, Isabel MacInnes, Solitude Studios, Marie Lueder, Benaissa Beitsneks and Laura Andraschko.
"Fraser Kenneth is a brand that is about casting a spell, placing energy into an idea because 'it' is all just shapes.. and lines.. and color. It’s about embellishing the world with a feeling, a violent wind, a creek of a door..."
"At the core Fraser Kenneth is inspired by the eroticism of horror and its relationship with beauty whether that is a barebones type of beauty or extreme glamour. All very much on a tilt. Then contextualize into whatever theme I’m harping on about. Those themes could be inspired by the way someone moves on the street or the nostalgia of a cult film."
Anything bleached or distressed.
"Isabel MacInnes Ltd. - both a good boy and a massive lesbian"
Distortion, difference, pain and wonkiness. Making based approach.
"That I wear - 100% cotton Uniqlo boys age 13 soft blue and white striped boxers.
That I have made - Don’t have one, everything I have done was great in its time, I consistently evolve, one thing is done and I yell 'N E X T’!"
Solitude Studios is a Copenhagen based studio centering around garments as its primary media. Always curious of its surroundings, the studios’ craft is an ever-changing process implementing local materials, dyes and talents.
Intrigued by the way humans interact with nature – and how nature responds. They draw inspiration from philosophical conversation, both for worldbuilding, but also for specific visual references.
The Seaweed bag.
Marie Lueder is a fashion designer, mental health advocate and creative director for the young label Lueder, based in east London.
"I am inspired by the people around me, my friends who drive change in the arts/fashion/urbanism/psychology/healing/Science/being human. I read about survival modes, vulnerability, fragile masculinities and resilience. I also do research on practices of mindfulness, medieval armor, movement practice and olfactory art."
Engineered and tailored ready-to-wear pieces that empower the wearer, day and night.
Benaissa Beitsneks is based in Glasgow, Scotland. Besides designing clothes, she DJs as flirty.lollypop33.
"Since the first lockdown I’ve constantly been interested in nature, fantasy, practicality and turning it into non-practicality. Inspirations that have always kinda stuck around are things like cartoons, sleaze, camp, and my religious upbringing invoking fears and interests in things that are taboo, ideas of purity, guilt, hedonism, and really gorgeous people."
Printed mesh tops.
Laura Andraschko grew up in Berlin. She always had a big interest in tailoring and fashion - and going out a lot… "I always felt too rock n roll for Berlin and really found myself in London."
"I take a lot of inspiration from my friends but also this whole musician lifestyle, only surviving on whisky and cigarettes is definitely something I can identify myself with. Combine that with an unhealthy fixation on tailoring and there you have it."
Elongated torso, shortened legs and hip bone prosthesis, to mimick the distorted poses of the Emo selfies.