Image credit: Sophie Gladstone // _Stylist: Brillant Nyansago


‘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. 

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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

_Image credit: Sophie Gladstone // *Wallpaper Magazine