July 30, 2013

SALON/Kant: Anne-Grethe Filtenborg

‘I enhance my dress with my skin’ is a knit-couture lace project by Anne-Grethe Filtenborg. The title reflects the concept in which lace is seen in its essence of transparency, creating a dialogue between skin and dress/cell, pixel and stitch, reflecting the eternal fascination and obsession with skin.

 The body of work consists of a series of delicate dresses and tunics. The essence is to be found in the textile development; light yet rich in tactility, interacting with graphics and optical effects. It includes mesh-lace and the designer’s innovation of 3D jacquard knits in which the graphics become optical, ever changing contrast and color intensity in accordance to the wearer’s movements as well as the angle from which perceived. Silhouettes and details are kept minimal and pure, taking their cue from the textile aspects in terms of drape, floating aspect, plasticity or sculptural effect. Each model incorporates a graphic design which enhances the inner and outer silhouette. The pieces are crafted in the finest Italian luxury yarns. The fibers used are silk with metal, a viscose composition with an extraordinary matt/luster effect and extra fine cashwool.

KNITWEAR FOR PEOPLE AND PLACES © by Anne-Grethe Filtenborg is a pop up label which deals with knitwear design for various settings, including projects addressing the body as well as space and interior projects. Anne-Grethe Filtenborg is a Danish Amsterdam based fashion and textile professional. She has a BA in Textile Design from Danmarks Designskole in Copenhagen as well as a BA in Fashion from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.
Next to her work for her own label she has a standing career as a design tutor and leader in Art en Design education within several of the Dutch academies, including AMFI, ARTEZ Fashion Masters and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie where she was also head of the Fashion department.