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Sabine Portenier / Evelyne Roth

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

Fashion collections ‘Croisière 11’ and ‘Croisière 12’ (2011/2012)
© FOC / Anja Schori

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Portrait
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Overview

Category

Fashion and Textile Design

 

Work

Fashion collections 'Croisière 11' and 'Croisière 12' (2011/2012)

Essay

A Declaration of Love for All Seasons

Sabine Portenier and Evelyne Roth have won the Swiss Federal Design Award 2012 for their year-round collections 'Croisière 11' and 'Croisière 12'. These collections are designed for women - with or without curves - who exude a certain self-confidence; this is fashion that is intended to convey a sense of freedom. Between them, the key items of the collections, which can readily be combined, meet the needs of all seasons. The designers feel that it is important to express a certain sensuality, but it is also important that this should not restrict the wearers of the clothes in their everyday lives. Instead, they should be able to go about their daily business with a confident, modern and timeless air.

'Croisière 11' is based on three basic cuts and consists of 25 different looks. In the design process, the first cut was always a back to front movement, like a sweeping embrace. The fabrics are placed on the body from behind, with the spine as the starting point for the composition. An embrace is also the aspiration for how it should feel to wear these clothes. Almost all the pieces have an accentuated seam at the spine, which breaks up the flat surface of the back and permits an elongation of the wearer's silhouette. Side seams are largely absent. The front and rear view are generally geometrical in shape, whereas the sides play with volumes and bring a certain energy into the design.

Experimental combinations interest the two designers more than the concept of 'seasons'. The idea is to tempt the wearer to try the so-called layered look. The collection does not contain any lined coats or jackets. By forming layers, the individual pieces from the collection act as lining or as an outer layer, always remaining visible to some degree. The materials are natural. Light cotton is combined with coarser materials, and prints, colourings and embroidery created by the designers are used to transform the light-coloured plain fabrics wherever possible.

Sabine Portenier and Evelyne Roth have travelled the globe to study different tailoring techniques, which provide the inspiration for their unique cuts. Their intention is to give more prominence to handcrafting in the future and to move towards increased in-house production. A factory is currently under construction close to their studio in Thun, with an adjoining shop for direct retail. It is to be hoped that this remarkable duo will meet with the same degree of success in the market.

Biography

Name

Sabine Portenier

 

Group name

PortenierRoth

 

Born

1971

Education

Fashion Designer

 

also in

2013 2014


Biography

Name

Evelyne Roth

 

Group name

PortenierRoth

 

Born

1978

Education

Fashion Designer

 

also in

2013 2014