Stunning, raw, ethereal, and dramatic are just a few words used to describe Agnes Hamerlik’s stunning fashion designs.
Born in Poland, Hamerlik is an interdisciplinary artist and designer with a Master’s Degree in European Literature, BFA in Fashion Studies, and a number of apprentices with master craftsmen.
Open to technological advances and multidisciplinary collaborations, Hamerlik is interested in forging new design synthesis; safeguarded by traditions. Intelligent design, dramatic silhouettes, complex luxury fabric manipulations, impeccable craftsmanship, unusual detailing, and elements of surprise define the collections of limited edition pieces.
She has collaborated with the Art Institute of Chicago and various prestige galleries to exhibit her work nationally. Hamerlik’s collections have been showcased during Chicago Fashion Week, and most recently during New York Fashion Week at the Lincoln Center.
Often referred to as unorthodox, forward, and experimental, the Agnes Hamerlik brand expresses creativity and poetry through an unfiltered rawness executed through reinvention, deconstruction, and metamorphosis.
Opposed to accepted fashion and beauty standards, the collections revolve around the Japanese aesthetic of “wabi-sabi”; which focuses on a worldview centered on the acceptance of transience and art of imperfection; learning to see the invisible.
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