_THE BECOMING COLLECTION //_ 01 —
‘The Becoming’, Körner was preoccupied with the concept of protection. Her offering has eco-aware attention and focuses on ‘future-proofing garments for future generations’. Cocooning silhouettes, from draped gowns to voluminous jackets and transparent layers, including spiderwebby knitted roll-necks, in optic white and Klein blue, are imagined as hybrid garments. Across silhouettes, a secondary design is hidden within the first, which can be utilised at will by the wearer.
By fusing two pieces into one, Körner encourages a leaner attitude to using raw materials, and prolongs the life of a garment. A garment simultaneously becomes an archive of another one.
For her master’s submission, the designer was inspired by an artwork of a forest fire to consider ‘the concept of disruption as a design approach’. She pursued this by filming her collection being set alight. ‘Using a disruptive force such as fire allowed a greater understanding of the transformative process and highlighted various issues surrounding the fashion industry today,’ she says.
Finalist for the British Fashion Council X British Library Research Award
Shortlisted as “One to watch” 2019 by the British Fashion Council
Rising Stars of 2022 by Wallpaper* Magazine