Award-winning womenswear and print designer Louise Körner is known for her minimalist approach to fashion with her designs having a nordic sensibility but with an added, grungy, twist. The founder and creative director behind her ready-to-wear label, Körner is also experienced in costume design and bridalwear.
“It is such a satisfaction when you are creating a new collection, especially when it falls perfectly on the body or when the prints come out beautifully,” gushed Körner in an interview with The Smoke Detector. “When you love what you are doing it doesn’t feel like work and you can work late nights with no problem.”
Still, she notes that the fashion industry, being as tough and as crowded as it is, requires a certain mindset. “It is a lot of pressure (especially starting your own company) and it’s an intense schedule during the whole year,” she says. “That’s why it’s important to find balance.”
Incidentally, balance is also key when it comes to her approach to design. Aiming to create that carefully balanced mixture of powerful grunginess and nordic minimalism, Körner’s inspiration comes from both conceptual themes and architectural perspectives. It’s little wonder that the industry is taking note.