Stalked: Marie Sloth Rousing, Emerging Fashion Designer

21 October 2015

Marie Sloth Rousing started her brand in 2015 after graduating from Kolding School of Design, Rousing’s designs push the boundaries of conventional silhouettes but with a simplistic colour palate. I stumbled across her recently and loved the simplicity and form of her clothing, I simply had to find out more about the thought process behind this talented designer.

Why did you decide to be a designer and what do you love about it? 

I have always loved to create and to learn how to make new things. So in a quite young age I knew I wanted to be a designer. I love working with materials and creating shape in context with the body. Changing 2D patterns into 3D shapes. 

What is your latest collection about?

My latest collection is named In Between. My starting point for the collection was a curiosity about the meeting between clothing and room. During the project I discovered that my interest was mainly for the gab between the two. 

Therefore I created five silhouettes and a short film showing the space in-between in five states. In each state I am describing the space in different ways under the titles: State 1: Disappearance, State 2: Retention, State 3: Capture, State 4: Modulation, State 5: Release.

What inspires you?

I think everything around me is able to inspire me. It is not so much that the inspiration is but more about how you work with it. 

Best advice anyone has ever given you?

Work for you goals and trust you work. 

What has been you best moment since starting up your brand?

Showing my In Between short film and some styles from the collection at Sabine Poupinel’s exhibition Fan_Out in Copenhagen during Copenhagen Fashion Week 2015. 

Five items you can't live without?

My notebook, diary, phone, sewing machine and favourite shoes.  

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