The versatility of leather
From a material perspective, leather fits the moulageing approach perfectly by its easily moldable and stretch properties.
“The aim is to work with futuristic materials that carry a combination of nostalgia and versatility. Aspects of lightness, softness and moldability are an important contributor to the draping techniques I apply on the model.”
The introduction to ECCO Leather was one of shared experience, whilst studying at CSM and getting a close look at the possibility of working with ECCO Leather, via best friend Florence Lamy, who at the time developed her patchwork leather collection.
Playing with the leather’s firmness and soft touch properties, Paolina’s designs capture a sense of armor underlined by its chosen materials. Seeking contrast with this protective association of leather, the addition of knitwear lightens up each composition and transforms the total look into something powerful.
“Leather is a special material that holds a close relation to my personal experience with the variation of life and compliments my vision on working in fashion design with an artisan approach.”