Images and quote from Thisispaper Magazine
Melitta Baumeister is a German-born designer based in New York, who has made waves in the fashion world with her innovative material use and future-thinking design. The Parsons graduate cites architecture, fine art and materiality as influences on her work, which, upon seeing these images, becomes entirely evident. Her garments are essentially sculptures for the body (they’re made from silicone, allowing her to create those flawless lines and unusual shapes) and yet they’re not completely out of the realms of wearable possibility. Baumeister comments, ‘Shape is no longer determined through the interplay of fabric and pattern, but by the mold into which it is cast’ something which would resonate with anyone favouring a minimal aesthetic.
Check out her work here.