I' VR ISABEL VOLLRATH at
Paris Fashion Week
BERLIN SHOWROOM - DACH SHOWROOM
18, rue de Pérrée
F - 75003 Paris
Showroom: September 27 - 30, 2019 10am - 7pm
Opening Reception: September 26, 2019 7pm - 9pm
Edition „Caravaggio“ is an interpretation of the emotional life of the early Baroque painter Caravaggio and his dramatic use of chiaroscuro. The sacred and the profane, couture and workwear are combined in enthralling ways.
Water repellend, light, but also strong, almost leathery cotton in white, blue, black, warm earth tones, as well as purple and dark gey corduroy provied an intense contrast. Likewise, exciting light and shadow effects take the viewer amidst a stage ensemble.
For ISABEL VOLLRATH garments are three-dimensional drawings, collages, objects of “sculputure”, socio-critical/political statements and/or “cultural travelogues”. With an extraordinary choice of materials and valuable details, the Berlin Designer, who merges fashion and art, sets accents with recognition value.
Using both, historicizing and avant-garde, sculptural-futuristic stylistic elements, a contrasting, abstract and at the same time figure-accentuating cut, she creates expansive, expressive silhouettes - while displaying her strong background in bespoke tailoring.
As a graduate of the renowned Berlin Weißensee School of Art, Isabel Vollrath has already received numerous national and international awards, including the Wilhelm Lorch Foundation‘s Promotion Prize for Young Textile Talents (2010), the Baltic Fashion Award (2011), the Berlin Trade Chamber’s Promotion Prize (2012) and an award at „International Talent Support Competition“ in Trieste/Italy (2012).
Before her fashion studies, the designer completed an apprenticeship as gentlemen‘s tailor in Baden-Baden and then worked for six months at Couturier Stefano Nicolao in Venice. After her studies she spent 2 months at the Stieglitz Academy in St. Petersburg as part of the „Go-East Scholarship“ and received more support for further artistic training through the Elsa-Neumann-Scholarship of the State of Berlin. 2011 she was appointed „Meisterschülerin“/Master of Arts.
Her works have been shown in exhibitions, galleries and museums, including the KunstHaus Wien, the BMW Museum in Munich, the Kulturforum in Berlin - and recently (April 2019) with “A Tribute to Renaissance” at Michael Schultz in Berlin- Charlottenburg, one of the most important gallerists worldwide.
In 2015 she founded her own Fashion Label I‘ VR ISABEL VOLLRATH and shows her collections twice a year as part of the Berlin Fashion Week and the BerlinSalon/ Vogue Salon. As winner of the „Vote for Fashion“ award, her label is represented in the KaDeWe sales range since January 2019.
Her atelier is located next to renowned art galleries, at former „Scheunenviertel“ in Berlin-Mitte.