ÂME SOEUR BY TASCHEN

...mixing casual and couture to futuristic effect

The label Âme Sœur Fashion by Taschén was founded in 2008 by two sisters, who wanted to create a label which puts the common process of creation aside and recalls new shapes and ideas in designing. The challenge was to develop a method which allows for making clothes by using a single-pattern piece and modelling it "par moulage". Precisely placed stitches give the pieces their form and volume. The results are garments with futuristic shapes and a unique look. The one-cut-concept was born!

The inspiration for my white Cat Dress came from the belief that architecture and fashion are very similar, creating the task of designing a dress that has a clean and futuristic look whilst simultaneously being comfortable and casual – a mix between casual clothing and couture.

With my tunic I wanted to create a casual piece of clothing that can be worn for any occasion; it can be worn with jeans, leggings or shorts. It’s the perfect match for days when you feel free, informal and want to wear something loose-fitting. At the same time this tunic, in combination with tight pants and high heels, can be an eye-catching outfit for long city nights.

Nothing inspires me like...
Little beautiful trivialities of life.

I hope...
That death is not the end.

Cultural influences...
Make life colourful, fascinating and glorious.

I got where I am...
By trusting my instincts.

Fashion can sometimes...
Be truly meaningless and in the next moment the most breathtaking act of art.

Money makes…
Me independent.

Love now because...
It’s your mission on earth.

I dance like…
Tomorrow never comes.

Faith in…
Love.

Creativity comes from…
Emotions.

If I could…
I would make people care.

I have never…
Seen my dad cry.

Love is…
Complicated and simple at the same time.

My mum...
Is the perfect mum every child should have.

I like making...
Nothing.