Dust to Dust
The jewellery collection was inspired by the decorative quality, symbolism and broad diversity of ethnic ornamentation. The artistic reinterpretation of organic forms partially follows the illustrations of the German naturalist Ernst Hæckel.
The powdery surface endorses the ephemeral character of the pieces, and by leaving marks on the skin embodies its transitoriness. We explore contrasts by using modules and motifs like vertebrae bone structures and fluid volumes enhancing the world of artifice and creating almost unnoticeable shifts in atmosphere.
Ajla Karic (*1981) studied fashion design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under the guidance of Raf Simons and Veronique Branquinho. She worked for Swarovski, Austrian Embroideries and for the fashion designers Gaspard Yurkievich and Haider Ackermann in Paris. She presented her work in various national and international exhibitions.
Lukas Galehr (*1983) studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under the guidance of Hans Hollein and Wolf D. Prix and at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. He has worked for Hans Hollein and UN Studio. He is currently working on his thesis under Prof. Wolf D. Prix.
Photography: Markus Rössle