My objects of interest have been used, misused, treated like diamonds, and then discarded without love, filling up the mountains of human trash. My work breathes fresh air into the soul of an old cotton cloth, a jacket once loved now living again. I want to demonstrate in as many ways as possible that we, as humans, cannot go on treating the resources that drape the newest fashions around our bodies as endless. Our Unnatural demands cannot sustain a non-refilling source. Fashion is fleeting magic that leave behind the destructive soul of a momentary trend.”
Sarah Mayer is a German fashion and costume designer, chameleon and virtual nerd. She was born 1990 on the countryside in Germany, surrounded by trees, fresh air and plenty of wildlife which she left behind to join the weird world of fashion. Her journey led to different schools including the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI).
During this time she got a chance to slip into the world of designer Walter Van Beirendonck from the renowned Antwerp six to absorb a colorful and political inspired way of design. Sarah has since then been working on different projects related to art, fashion and music. One of her main drive is to find sustainable solutions in fashion for the sake of the forest she remembers as a child.
Sarah has been studying fashion for 7 years and continued to develop her skills in the field over the past 4 years inside different related areas. She has experienced the fashion industry from the retail perspective in a big company next to helping out several smaller startup fashion brand.
For a time Sarah entered the world of costume design and its glittering, spectacular world with muscular, strong dancers enhanced by outgoing costumes.
During those times she has continuously researched and worked on small collections and collaborations concerning sustainability in fashion including the participation and entrance into the semi-finale of the Redress Award in Hong Kong and a recent exhibition at M-ODE where Sarah showed her start up brand S-WORDS for the first time.
To this day Sarah is continuously researching possible new ways to create a less polluting fashion industry such as the rising influence of digital couture.