The core for Gösta von Platen's work lays in the interconnection between inner and outer self. He sees the body's connection to the surrounding world as a liquid relationship in constant movement . He approaches the collection as an installation that shall be possible to enter both physically and mentally. The research is conducted from personal experiments, a fascination for art and metaphysical interpretations. In an extend he uses this as a tool to shape new designs together with a strong focus on menswear tailoring and construction. Always searching for new ways to break the boundaries of menswear and fashion's erratic timeline.
Gösta von Platen graduated from ESMOD Berlin in November 2017. His upbringing in Sweden, Stockholm, gave a broad interest for art and culture as well as a strong connection to the Scandinavian nature. This laid the foundation for preparing art studies and later on the BA in fashion design. Seeing fashion as a multidisciplinary platform to continue investigating connections between all sorts of networks. gostavonplaten.com
I have these objects. Something monumental captured in a small piece of material. Fragile. Solid. Unconsciously melting together with new times and material. They connect with the body and bring back the landscape they once came from. Puts me naked before my own self, as its shape and structure transfers to my skin, like a sailor catching a glimpse of the sea in his memories. Each one of us carries our own personal heritage. It is stored deep within, protected and sealed yet highly sensitive. The dissolving garments captures the body. Unexpected materials meet each other. Sensational colours, treatments and embellishment stating a contemporary romantic man.