SOME/FASHION : GARLAND COO SPRING/SUMMER 2015
Originally from the Black Forest, a region known for its classically German folkloristic attire, Jasmin Eckerle created Garland Coo aiming at subverting the interpretation of the landscape into avant-garde fashion. The influence of the unique nature, light and colors of her birth region are sublimated by the shapes, fabrics and textures she uses and plays with to create Garland Coo’s signature.
Garland Coo’s silhouettes were first exhibited in the group show “Outer Dark” in 2013 at the Museum für angewandte Kunst, in Frankfurt. Evoking the notion of a shell that serves to protect the nomadic body, the deconstructed outerwear also speaks to the idea of the body as the meeting point of the physical, the symbolic and the sociological.
Garland Coo SS15 collection is based on the contrast between the architectural and conceptual lines of the tailor-made blazers and coats and the soft semi-transparent fabrics used for the upper section. The softness of the jersey top as
well as the semi-transparent white cotton
used for the shirt are highlighted by the architecturally contrived cuts of the blazers, coats and pants and vice versa. Grey blend linen and heavy black cotton fabrics envelop immaculate semi- transparent cotton and soft and loose black jersey as a cocoon.