i had the most wonderful interview with fashion designer katrin schnabl on friday. she invited me to her studio and we spent a glorious two hours discussing fashion philosophy, theories about dress and the body, and looking through her stunning array of samples and projects-in-the-works. 

i always talk about how i appreciate fashion as an art form, and my discontent with how celebrity-driven the whole industry has become as of late. but katrin completely opened up my eyes to actually philosophizing about fashion - we discussed fashion in ways that i had never thought about.  talking to her made me want to take a step back from how i've been approaching fashion the past few years and to really delve deeper into the roots of why fashion is so impactful and necessary as an art form. outside of making pretty people prettier, or following a trend report. 

she gave me ideas for lots of wonderful books to buy, and alerted me to this website: dazed digital. i'm sure many of you are familiar, but it was new to me and i can't wait to explore their archive of editorials and photography. 

i was really enraptured with this editorial, "balletic." it's so haunting and features such gorgeous elements of draping and experimentation with form and shape. have you ever seen "the others?" with nicole kidman? these photographs look like the stash of ones found in their attic - all those photos of dead people, sallow, and lined up alongside one another. lovely imagery for a sunday morning. 

if any wonderful fashion or design philosophy books have crossed your paths recently, please comment and share. i'm working hard to expand my library and engage in as much reading as possible in my precious free time. 

images: dazed digital

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