Wilfried Pletzinger – Ready Couture?
I’ve known Wilfred Pletzinger, the unisex fashion designer from Berlin,for a while, in fact from the days he showed in London. I think his work is brilliant and am so excited to see him in Tenerife at FashionSpace.online. Although he classifies himself in the up cycling bracket…
it’s a term I prefer not to use for his work. Having discovered the term Ready Couture at Arab Fashion Week in Dubai I prefer to use this terminology to describe his work. Since in a world where the individual is looking for more privacy, whilst taking into account social responsibility and ecology his way of working creating garments from vintage or preloved leisure garments for specific clients or events falls totally within the Ready Couture perimeters.
It’s a terrific amount of work, and all his pieces are presently unique, designed and made by himself. I have had the opportunity to go on fabric hunts with Wilfred, it’s really amazing the way he is able to immediately dissect a leisure garment into three or four items by just looking at it. What looks to me like a rather sad cycling top is immediately taken by him, unsown, cut and remade into 3 fashion items. Yes it takes time but there is something magical about them …..
Photographs by Ruben Gonzalez – Stylist -Daniel Albericio – Models – Romina Elorrieta and Fernando Diaz Arrocha . Venue Karting Canarias.