creative studio is a collaborative concept where we intend to explore different kinds of art made by upcoming artists. We at feel very inspired by different kinds of art as it is often the offset for a new collection. Art is a of expression – and so is designing clothes. There is a perfect alignment between both crafts – and we want to explore and showcase how art and clothes can work together and create unique pieces and artworks.
creative studio invites artists to use their creative minds to unfold new perspectives of their specific types of art by combining it with clothes. There are no rules. Just creativity.
Our first collaboration at creative studio with a Copenhagen based girl named Laura. Laura makes artworks made out of yarn – and has created a beautiful piece inspired by for Copenhagen Fashion Week.
We had a chat with her about who’s she is, what she does and what’s next for her.
Laura Bay Legaard, 22 years old
I study psychology at the University of Copenhagen
I spend a lot of time reading about and studying people, and the way they think, interact and feel, and I think this has an effect on my creative process - I’m very inspired by both my own and other people’s experiences and thoughts, and I try to incorporate this into my creative process as much as possible.
I use yarn as my medium in a lot of my artwork to illustrate the contrast between this soft organic material and the contorted shapes and figures that it can create. I like to highlight the gap that exists between femininity and rawness, and how these qualities interact and define each other.
This work honors the material in particular, and the process and possibilities that it brings. I think the main inspiration behind it was a contrast between product, and the work and building blocks required to get there.
I think there are a lot of feminine connotations when it comes to both clothing and the production of it. I play on femininity a lot in my artwork with my use of yarn, to hopefully challenge and play with the definition of femininity.
The focus on the feminine spirit, and the many ways that this can be expressed.
Right I am working on creating a art community called P.E.A with some amazing young artists. The goal of this is to establish a network of young people, who are able to help each other out in their creative processes. Our aim is to take art and make it a highly social thing, where community is one of the key ingredients in unfolding one’s creativity.