Carol Christian Poell, Designer Profile

October 31, 2013

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Carol Christian Poell was born in Linz in 1966, the third-largest city of Austria. He was trained as a tailor in Vienna, preceding his academic work at the Domus Academy. From his home in Milan, Carol Christian Poell established the production and distribution company C.C.P. Srl with his partner Sergio Simone in 1996. The concept behind it continues to exhaust a substance of quality and energy at a high level, all the while completely hushed…He doesn’t always produce and only shows to the public when he feels like it. Nonetheless, It is a specificity that only those who possess the sensitivity to discern it, eagerly await the arrival of each avant-garde work of outstanding workmanship. By wearable works of art, Poell’s designs are born as such, at a point beyond the point of pleasure and satisfaction found in each piece. His works include the use of such unconventional materials as human hair, bodyplast, and blood-dyed leather. Additionally, each piece is tailored with outright precision, featuring supplementally unpredicted highlights that range from advanced utilization of metal chain stitching to perfectly mismatched zipper detailing. Master tailoring braced with untested use of textiles and a multi-sensory design aesthetic, place Poell’s works to the extreme limit of settled territory beyond which is lies. The approach of Poell’s work shows no regret in defying fashion industry standards. It is the approach of a true reverse, not to increase its commercial productivity. There is however, in the world of fashion, an innately restrained segment to continue to dispel it, accepting the risk and preparing accordingly…C.C.P. Srl is a starting point there. It is a defined nature of producing works to put new interpretations beyond what meets the eye and showing no regret. “Everybody follows fashion, But change goes against the stream.” – Carol Christian Poell