Barbara Rydz


My main source of inspiration for this series was the countless intricacies of our flesh and psyche. I have always found imperfections of the human body and mind to be the most interesting and most alluring part of us.
In this collection, I wanted to bring this side of human existence to the surface and make it the focal point of the story. I created a series of costumes inspired by different shortcomings of human essence to create a story about the hidden beauty in our flaws.

I mainly used materials that were left after my grandmother’s tailor company. It was interesting to me that they were overlocked for some reason and never used. I also like to use leftover materials from different companies for environmental reasons so it makes perfect sense to put these fabrics to use. I created the core of the collection from these materials and built the textile story around them.