It turns out that clothing construction runs deep in Egle’s blood. She comes from a family of tailors; she is part of the fourth generation whose work and interests revolve around clothes. Originally from Lithuania, Egle studied fashion at Vilnius Academy of Arts, then enrolled in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She has worked at Dior, and now is an assistant womenswear designer for Maison Martin Margiela.
Egle considers herself a fashion designer who has a strong interest in global politics. “Global issues motivate my work, as well as the passion for creating beautiful shapes that style the human body. I try to speak to the world through my clothes, they are the message-carriers,” she told me.
Her 2011 collection shown here, called Seed, started because she wanted to address the superficiality of fashion and that nature is almighty. “The crack in the pavement with grass shooting through was my first point of inspiration towards this idea,” she wrote.
Seed is a six-piece collection utilizing minimalistic silhouettes. Egle used organic and raw fabrics, such as potato sacks and tailoring canvas. By deconstructing sleeves, shoulders, pant pockets, or other elements of a garment, Egle created garments that function as planters.
I am fascinated with Egle’s work. She has a strong aesthetic and her designs feature compelling themes. To me, Seed evokes futurism with an organic quality. Egle is, without a doubt, one to watch.