Contemporary fashion design studio Sruli Recht out of Reykjavik, Iceland takes a unique approach to designing its clothing lines. Rather than create through a series of conceptualized sketches or digital design software, everything is crafted around the process of draping fabric forms over half-scale mannequins. This results in singular pattern and fabric pieces that evolve in real-time, while minimizing the overwrought concepts that can sometimes arise from an overly complicated design process. Through that simplification of design, Sruli Recht is able to invest more time in fabric exploration, as evidenced by the depth of the Fall/Winter 2012 “Field Dressing” collection – which employs a global selection of wool, waxed cottons, leathers and silks, and hardened materials like glass, timber and steel to create the range. More surprising though are the pieces complemented by Icelandic reindeer and dolphin skin, and horsehair. But despite the exotic and visceral nature of the sourcing of inspiration around the “Field Dressing” collection, it still retains all of the signature Sruli Recht contemporary design inspiration, while remaining highly functional.
Source: Style Salvage