Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Seelenkleid (soul dress), is a label created by German designer Ella Haberlach. Her artisanal and paradoxical approach to design combines the floaty perfection of ideal beauty with the embellishments of a horrific sludge. Ella’s collections predominantly deal with the human desire to depart from everyday conventions. She translates this quest for something special, this escape from the everyday into new silhouettes, colours and materials. Silicone applications and random burn-out printing are aimed at reflecting the inconsistency of feelings and the relationship between man and his environment. The uncontrollable destruction of fabrics creates both, a contrast and a bridge between the skin and textile surface.