PHILOSOPHY

Andrea Klüsener's collections are expressions of living grace and timeless elegance in fabric. Lightly drawn feminine silhouettes -- puristic but absolutely contemporary. Clothing in motion. Inspired by leading exponents of modern dance and the deconstructionists' architectonic canon of forms, Klüsener is ever in search of new silhouettes when she designs her creations. That developmental process is characterized by a constant play of perspectives, relations between various sizes and volumes. The visible results make themselves manifest in the fixed fall of drapes and sophisticated way in which she shapes fabric. These qualities are also reflected in her use of exquisite materials. Silk, linen and finest wool highlight natural feminine curves. Unusual tailoring techniques combine with an emphasis on material without solely decorative elements to produce a synergetic unity -- an immediate harmonic merging of body and environment. The truly unique quality of Klüsener's work resides in her conscious decision to reduce her designs to the interplay between form and mobility in continually self-renewing silhouettes. This is sophisticated style in motion.

ABOUT ANDREA KLÜSENER

Andrea Klüsener is a trained couture dressmaker who studied at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design/ University of the Arts in London. Her work is greatly influenced by collaborations with Alexander McQueen, and later Chloé and Anne Valérie Hash in Paris. In 2006, Klüsener was a finalist at the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie in Hyères. Since 2007, she has established a regular presence in Paris, Moscow, Berlin and Düsseldorf. She has also been invited to Brussels (Fashion Weekend Knack) and Belgrad (2008).
Andrea Klüsener lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.