PRESENTED BY ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS :

Angelika Öllinger, Austrian, 25
Womenswear, Fashion MA

INSTAGRAM: @angelikaoellinger

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Description

The idea of ‚Skim the clouds atop the wind‘ was born by an artwork from Liz Bachhuber. Her art is all about the contrast between the man made and nature: Transparancy and wood, natural and artificial materials. The aim of my collection is to have that same contrast. A very humble haute-couture feeling. Workwear elements combined with haute-couture tailoring. Therefore I did garment research about the 1940s, when women started to wear menswear /workwear and the Image of ‚Rosie the Riverta‘ arose. Inspiration for my collection mood came from the photographer Jackie Nickerson and his photographes of Indian flower market workers. I wanted to collaborate with nature, for example the rust dye I used on a jacket. Broken glass bits that i found at the river are included in bags, prints and accessoires. Falconry was within one part of my research , with the focus on the collaboration of the wild animal and the human being. Therefor some headpieces remind of a bird scull/falconry hood. The floating shoe idea for example originated from the falconry topic and the long lived human dream of being able to fly