She rebels against the (unpersonal) treatment of clothes as items hung in a shop and pressed to perfection, instead, focuses on the continually changing relationship of the wearer and the movement of the piece.
Nadine reveals these changes through a collection of textiles: each garment remembers the wearers movements and will adapt to the different shapes depending on the usage, creating a slightly different look each time.
"The essence of an object has some relation with its destruction: not necessarily what remains after it has been used up, but what is thrown away as being of no use.”
— Roland Barthes”
When taking a look at the garments on hand, there is a noticeable shift towards the sculptural object since the designed surfaces as well as the materials used are meant to irritate the idea of a conventional garment, even though each of the garments is based on ordinary, wearable patterns. Since all the garments are balancing on the border of wearability and abstraction they allow the viewer to go beyond their definition of a garment. They allow a close examination, an examination of their essence.
Unlike a traditional static garment, this collection forgoes digitized perfection to capture intimate moments in the lives of people. The result is raw, simple and intuitive. I am particularly keen on her white foam skirt. Can you just imagine the insane comfort level?