Agne Kuzmickaite, is the Lithuanian designer, about to showcase her seventh collection in London for SS19. With a focus on navigating contemporary female life in light of a changing society, Agne is bringing her refreshing take on adventurous shapes and strong lines.
Using symbolism and large scale motifs throughout her collections, Agne reimagines the meanings of icons such as butterflies, through a series of colours and graphics. Agne has previously shown around European cities during various fashion weeks, including in Paris, Berlin, Riga and Kiev. We caught up with the designer to hear more about her theme of self realisation, the artistic work of musicians and the meaning behind her trademark.
What has inspired your Spring Summer 2019 collection?
SS19 collection is inspired by the phenomena of human self realisation as the main feature of personal fulfilment. With the collection I want to draw attention to this component of life, which can be easily lost in repetitive actions and duties of everyday life.
How do you stay inspired?
I stay inspired by observing the surroundings and analysing the time we are living now. I like to draw inspiration from various artists and musicians whose art I find reflecting comtemporaneity.
What themes and concepts are you exploring this season?
The concept of self realisation will be expressed in the collection using bold letters and contrasting texts breaking the harmony of symmetrical rhythm of butterflies, which is my signature trademark. Butterflies also change their decorative function becoming the constructional basis of the collection - changing its’ shape to become a dress, a skirt, a collar of a shirt or a pattern of a trench coat.
Themes of sustainability, diversity and inclusivity are permeating the industry. What changes would you like to make through your work?
I would like that people consumed more reasonably and with bigger responsibility. I wished that each designer created item should speak something and be of a long lasting design.
What shall we look out for at your SS19 show?
Theatrical presentation inspired by womens daily dressing routine in the background of multitude of butterflies, that change their size and become outfits.
Where do you hope to be next season?
For me it is important to continue creating and presenting new ideas each season. This is my first show in London, so I hope next season to be here as well.
Interview by Annabel Waterhouse-Biggins