MADRID, Oct 16, 2008 / FW/ — Based on the premise that «opposite poles attract each other», Blackhaus’ Spring 2009 collection entitled ‘Tree-Polis’ finds its source of inspiration in the borderline space between the contradictory universal impulses of the time we find ourselves living in.
The City (polis) represents the straight line, rectangular rationality, technological dexterity… Opposed to this strict reality, we find the voluptuousness and rich ornamentation of the organic line (curvilinear). A new and opposing material nature which affords fluidity, volume and naturalness and explores a new aesthetic field.
Tree-Polis becomes a breathing space, a sensory oasis in the desert of the large arid city, caused simply by contrast. The collection explores the behavior of diverse textures, fabrics, volumes via overlays and formal reinforcements.
Current Blackhaus designer Marta Díaz studied Fashion Design and Clothing Stylism at the Felicidad Duce Advanced College of Design and Fashion. Majoring in Technical Wardrobe for film and theatre led to her becoming involved in the play «Hamlet», directed by Lino Braxe, as the Technical Wardrobe Assistant.
In 2006, she did an internship at «Rei Zentolo – YoBordo». Her training continued with the following courses: «Deconstructing Fashion» at Central St. Martins College and «Couture Tailoring Techniques» at London College of Fashion.
After a time living in Dublin, she returned to Galicia where she currently does commission work for the firm BLACKHAUS.
Photos courtesy of Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week