If you've been reading The Journal for a while, you'll know how much we love we showed for artist Carolin Holzhuber in our profile back almost a year ago. We didn't cover her Spring Summer 16 Symbiosis collection (though you should definitely check it out here), but we got to see her Autumn Winter 16 collection Isometry in person at Void Showroom during Paris Fashion Week.
Carolin's latest collection was inspired by her experience in missing nature having lived in a big city for some time. While one can see many geometric shapes throughout their city lives, there is also a juxtaposition of geometry with amorphous shapes throughout nature. She asks us to imagine "rough rocks surrounded by soft, curvy white snowfields or an orca swimming in the deep blue sea; an animal that is so magnificent with it's perfectly balanced black, white, round and angular body."
Carolin's shoes are the very definition of slow fashion. Each pair takes between 3 and 4 weeks to produce. Each item is handmade in her London studio from exquisite materials. She only uses the highest quality leather and this season, she used copper both to wrap the wooden heels and add accents to the pieces. Carolin also takes a stance against the state of the fashion industry and our current overconsumption, saying that we should turn our focus on caring for our world and our nature.
If you needed any more proof that Carolin Holzhuber is a true artist, her pieces were being shown at an exhibition "Genesis. Designer Shoes of the Future" at Erarta Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia which just closed last month alongside such icons as Iris Van Herpen and the late Zaha Hadid.
We love following Carolin on Instagram as we get the chance to take a look inside her world, her inspiration and her process.
You should also visit her website and see all of her impressive past work.
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