What began in 2020 as a student concept has now evolved into a respected brand blending fashion and contemporary art. Zodiaque Studios is a design label for lingerie which, following the launch of a silk collection last summer in Paris and New York, is opening a shop here Berlin on 18.03.2023. Founder Emily Renk studied culture, cultural criticism and curation at Central Saint Martins in London before joining a contemporary gallery as a curator. The interplay between art and design is important to Emily: the designs of her limited edition lingerie pieces are inspired by paintings such as Millai’s Ophelia, Botticelli’s Venus and works by American artist Danielle Orchard. Made from Korean woven silk, the garments offer comfort and exude sensuality. Whether it’s the ivory Athena bras or the silver Venus briefs you have on, the idea is that you feel at ease. Named after two goddesses of ancient mythology, the pieces represent how these mythological beings might have dressed today.
The underwear items are made in small workshops in Europe, with the soon-to-be-launched swimwear and sportswear made in a “green factory” in Bali. The 12-piece collection will be presented this weekend in the new shop, located in Prenzlauer Berg. The space’s interior was created in collaboration with the artist and designer Frederik Fialin, whose objects are complemented by textile art by visual artist and writer Ola Korbanska. You can drop by the shop starting Saturday, 18.03, to discover the Zodiaque range.
Text: Sophie Doering / Photos: Jordann Wood & Lea Wormsbach