Textile Design/ handwoven fabrics_ Lara Smirek Photographer_ Jan Kapitän/ Büro Bum Bum
Hair& Make up_ Johi von Bruises
Models_ Fritz& Tim
Copyright_ Judith Bondy
4th Year FINAL COLLECTION
_coral_ poppy_ scarlet_ bordeaux_ bloody_ blushing_ flaming_ crimson_ purplish_ tango_testa rossa_ fire_ ruby_ inflamed_ feverish_ incarnadine_ vermillion_ carpaccio_ carrot_ geranium_ wine_ reddish_ rubescent_ ferrari_ strawberry_ valentino_
Reducing the human body down to its origins, essence, and self-
Qu’avant (fr. = as before) is inspired by the relationship of Man and Machine.
Blood circulation, muscle structure, and skeletal frame determine my designs. Well-functioning machines counteract the fallibility and imperfection in humans, reflected by the strongly contrasted materials and surfaces.
Many textiles are handcrafted; handwoven, knitted, embroidered, dyed, printed. Used techniques that challenge the bounds of the craft. A reduced color palette re-enforces the concept: red (Man); grey/silver (Machine).
Each piece is afforded a high degree of attention to detail, increasing its personal value and underscoring its priceless character.