The designer and artist Linda Nurk began her 20 year career with some of the greatest masters in the couture houses of Paris. From a grounding with lofty artistic values, a deep sense of history but above all a devotion to meticulous handcraft, she has developed her working practice at the confluence of ‘arts et métiers.’ The result is her unique, artisanal take on bio-textiles.
Through urban micro-farming techniques she has found a path towards a wild mix of biodegradable, body-sculpted fashion – what she has come to call “Couture Vivante” – whose colours, forms and materials resound with the beauty of fragility and tactility.
In her vision of a poetic and semi-abstract symbiosis the natural touch and shape of skin, silk and vegetation coalesce into 3-dimensional textiles, creating a sensory landscape of life, death and rebirth.
Linda’s recent work has been exhibited at London Design Festival, Sven-Harry’s Konstmuseum, Stockholm and Sofiero Castle, Helsingborg.