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Elke Walter

As a fashion designer, and as an individual, Elke Walter articulates an enigmatic and romantic symbolism, best expressed by the mobile sensuaity of her pieces. She is not a designer who feels compelled to provide a strict rationale for her designs, but rather she wishes to impregnate the inanimate with feeling, movement and a coded mythology.

Elke Walter's clothing offers the wearer a feeling of hidden ostentation, elegantly combining virtuoso materiality with cutting-edge design to create uniquely different masterpieces.

The self-taught fashion designer hardly ever uses a sketch-pad when bringing her designs to fruition, instead working directly with the actual anatomy of the buyer or a taylor's mannequin doll.

In the words of Oscar Wilde: " Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it need's no explanation. It is one of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon."