The creative process is highly individual. Some artists listen to music, others need complete silence. Some meticulously plan their every move, others improvise. This season, Paula Knorr sought to explore the ways in which medium influences the process, stepping outside of her design-based perspective and studying the practice of creating music.
Working with two female musicians, Knorr meticulously observed the ways in which the body is inextricably linked with sound, a sensory experience that is felt as much as it is heard. She translated her inspiration in fluid silhouettes, from liquid silk dresses to shimmering metallic suits. Her garments delicately hugged the models bodies, like sound waves oscillating around an object.
Knorr’s designs are engaging and exciting in and of themselves, but it’s the thought behind each and every detail that really sets her collections apart. Much as she looked to the process of others for inspiration, it’s her own process that imbues each piece with a story—you know that there is more than meets the eye.