Here: You Must Remove Belts Before Walking Through Metal Detectors → AWS pursues its exploration of urban sportswear and feminine haute couture elegance. The cheeky style, reflected in the titles of the series, incarnates an inquisitive spirit combining the urban, the sensuous and high fashion. Despite their delicate yet wild expressiveness, Design Prize Switzerland noted the importance of functionality and longevity in the garments.
After Work Studio
Fashion + Textile Design
There: The United Fence Company Sues for Copyright Infringement → Rather than producing collections for each season, AWS launches series of garments and accessories that expand and refine the whole range of possibilities. With their winning series at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Global Talents 2019, “they gave us a free and varied collection of wool, skiwear and mini-jackets in orange, all accentuated with black straps and ribbons. The designers found a wonderful overall tone of deep, woolly black and coral tones, yet accomplishing it all with the elegance of the latest Dior collections. One could easily see NYC influencer girls wear these small tops for Summer 2020, accompanied by this collection’s sandals and jackets of rich violet and coral.”
Everywhere: After Work Studio → Founded in 2016 by the fashion designer Karin Wüthrich and the graphic designer Matthias Fürst, After Work Studio have attracted attention since their first collaboration for their Master’s degree collection. Based in Basel, the duo are also involved in teaching as well as in the fashion and textile think tank Kontext.
After Work Studio → (Matthias Fürst 1983, Karin Wütrich 1983), Based in Basel, www.after-work-studio.com
Education → MA in Fashion Design, FHNW, Basel
Project(s) → Series No. 5: You Must Remove Belts Before Walking Through Metal Detectors. / Series No. 6: The United Fence Company Sues For Copyright Infringement.