Originally hailing from Germany, Paula lives and works in London. A graduate of MA Royal College of Art Paula Knorr won the ITS Fashion Award in July 2015 in Trieste Italy.
‘Her Wet Skin’ the debut collection from Paula Knorr explores and dissects conventions of femininity, the collection was governed by a personal exploration of 25 women and their attitudes and understanding of womanhood. The studies pay tribute to their thoughts, wishes and anxieties around womanhood and femininity. About their inner feminist struggle and the circumstances which make them think, feel, act like the women they want to be. To translate the answers into visuals, Paula recreated these true feminine heartstrings into 25 different videos, which play with the interaction between artificial materials and nude body. Paula Knorr has created luxury RTW pieces that respect and fulfill the thoughts of her muses, creating a new poetic womenswear identity.
After graduating in 2015 she worked as a freelance designer for Peter Pilotto and on different projects with well-known fashion stylists to capitalise on her strength in creating innovative draping and cutting techniques.
She created stage outfits for many different artists including BJÖRK, Marina and the Diamond and SKIN, singer of SKUNK ANANSIE. Her work has been photographed for numerous fashion publications.
From 2016 on she receives NEWGEN sponsorship, supporting her to continue working under her own label.