The goal of the degree thesis is to design a collection of women’s clothing, accessories and textile jewellery. The central inspirational source of the collection concept is the idea of the human ego described and taught by the spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle. The inspiration of colours and materials originates in the paintings of the expressionist painter Egon Schiele. The aim of my collection has been to represent the intertwining of the jewellery and clothing.
In the theoretical section, I researched the history, development and significance of the jewellery, the mutual relation of the jewellery and clothing and I introduced some of the most important contemporary textile jewellery designers. Jewellery has been present in the human lives since the prehistoric times. In the course of centuries, the significance, design and jewellery fabrication techniques have been developing and changing in accordance with the developing culture. In the second half of the 20th century, the jewellery designers embarked on the research of new materials, techniques and styles. Nowadays, the jewellery design is expanding into various art directions.
The practical section introduces EGOn, the women’s collection of clothing, accessories and jewellery. EGOn’s concept draws on Eckhart Tolle’s spirituality and the expressionist painter Egon Schiele. The collection emphasizes the manual techniques symbolizing the jewellery and simple, yet strong silhouettes. Interesting combinations of colours and materials play an important role in this collection as well.
The women’s collection EGOn is designed for a sensual woman whose clothes tell her story. For a woman who does not hide behind her attire but reveals her inner self.