Icelandic Designer Jet Korine works with an innate sense of colour, line and form that reflect an inner-world of defined creative thought in design. Together they coalesce as a totally individual style that is simultaneously bespoke, inexplicably new and undeniably hers.
Some of the underlined elements of this style lie in her predilection for earthen colours, natural fabrics and skins, dyes and a feel of genuine ethnicity. Jet Korine’s distinct design is further enhanced by her unique natural dying processes, the resulting colour and flow of which are utterly original every time. Elemental effects of light and steam in these processes further accentuate her unique style- in the summer 09’ collection #01 Endless Light for example she utilized the endless light of the Icelandic summer to bleach her pieces for the creation of colour. Public reactions to this collection were extremely positive- besides admiring the beautiful clothes, people were also reminded of the elongated summer solstice from which these unique textiles were created.
Her winter 09’ collection of coats- desgined to be worn in a variety of ways- as a blanket, a wrap, a cape, a hooded cloak- it is made clear that Jet Korine’s work is concerned with very high level of lateral thinking not only in the definition of a garment, but also in the potential of a garment and ultimately the longevity of a garment; ideas completely at odds with many current fashion trends and design. This Collection ‘#02 Life Coat’ boldy marks her design concept with these different motives- as the title suggests- it is a garment designed to last a lifetime. The materials selected for this work equally laboured over- on one hand ‘#02 Life Coat’ is organic and beautiful- detail all individually dyed and hand sewn, and yet it is infinitely tough and thoroughly capable of enduring the wear and tear of a ‘life’.
Jet Korine is currently producing her new collection #05 Dance Dance Dance, that will be for sale summer 2012 in the Skólavörðustígur Shop in Reykjavík, Iceland. As her inspiration for this collection, Jet refers to a Japanese philosophy called Wabi-Sabi mixed with a passion for Talking Heads.