Hermione Flynn presents a new collection – LAWLESS
Berlin based designer and KALTBLUT Fashion Award 2016 winner, Hermione Flynn presents another strong concept collection ‘LAWLESS’. In line with her previous work Hermione is gaining momentum with her unique design vision and style that goes beyond trend and seasons. Recently she has showed the collection at Hyères Festival where she was one of the nominees of this prestigious annual prize.
As technology advances exponentially, the law as we currently know it struggles to maintain authority. Physical borders have become redundant in the face of an uncontrollable, lawless digital realm. It is the prospect of “lawless-ness” which is at the heart of the new HERMIONE FLYNN concept collection.
“LAWLESS” As a point of departure, FLYNN staged a technological experiment featuring long-term dance collaborator, Moo Kim, and the use of a 3D Sensor Motion Capture system. Through this work, FLYNN explored how the limitations of the technology and the physical body, translated onto a digital figure. The most profound result portrayed a digital figure who did not recognize the “borders” of their own “flesh” or “skin” – arms passed through the torso, legs dissected one another, the head punctuated through the shoulders…
Utilizing the imagery, FLYNN has developed a collection which features classic menswear items, yet caters to the misplacement or duplication of limbs, portraying the physical realizations of a “borderless” or “lawless” reality. With a specific focus on the Western attire of the predominantly white, male law-makers, garments such as work suits, blazers, shirts, and trench-coats have been twisted, shifted, duplicated and reversed, creating an allusion of political disturbance and disorientation.
Photographer: Fredrik Altinell Assistant: Halla Farhat MUA: Francesca Maffi Models: Ben Brun, Golo Pauleit, Joanna Krawczyk, Piere Luigi (VIVA Models)
HERMIONE FLYNN is a considered and harmonious union of concept, function and aesthetic, creating unisex collections without typical gender constraints. Fusing artistic concept with criteria such as versatility, uniqueness and impeccable craftsmanship. FLYNN’s unisex designs are not only functional and aesthetically unpredictable, but cater to a client who share a passion and desire for clothing as an artistic medium. It is this unprecedented union of concept, function and craftsmanship which offers designs that should be worn, cherished, considered and discussed.
Photographer: Fredrik Altinell MUA: Annika Jack, Fracesca Maffi Models: Ben Brun, Joanna Krawczyk