The Mirror stage
Ich ist ein Anderer is the title of the collection by Leonie Barth, a German fashion designer. The collection was inspired by the psychoanalyst theories of Jacques Lacan and his idea about ‘the mirror stage’, in which he claims that our mirror image completes our identity. Barth uses questions like who am I, who would I like to be or how would I like to appear as a guide for this collection.
Following the principles of symmetry and complementation, the clothes develop through the reflection of their own image: missing parts are added and other parts are reflected to make the piece complete.
The bright colours, straight lines and shiny textures create a clean yet playful whole, in which the mirrored surfaces only add mystery.