Isabel Kibler is an art director/photographer and fashion designer/stylist based in Berlin and New York. She started her label in 2008. Isabel began her academic career studying Architecture, but finished in Fashion Design. After completing her studies in Berlin, Isabel worked for Teresa Helbig in Barcelona as well as for Zac Posen in New York.
Like the virtue patience, passion comes from the Latin root “pati”. Isabel Kibler is following her passion with a focused intensity paying attention to every detail in her process and, in doing so, creating colorful new shapes. Isabel takes inspiration from both the rawness of nature and from the simple, often quirky beauty found in day-to-day moments. In her own words: “Inspiration is everywhere, we just have to keep our eyes and minds open to what surrounds us in everyday life.” The unique craftsmanship of each of Kibler’s designs proves her devotion to her philosophy of showing individuality through clothing.
Similar to her design approach, Isabel approaches her styling work with a fervent attention to detail and an impeccable eye for style. She truly incorporates passion into everything she creates. Focused on the synergy between traditional and modern design, Isabel’s Spanish and German roots can be strongly felt in her styling work. Kibler’s intention is to create an image that is extremely unique and also relates to contemporary, relevant concepts and themes. Isabel strives to create imagery and content that are timeless, edgy and inventive.
As Otto Dix said, “All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.”
By using both analog and digital photography, Isabel strengthens the heartbeat of her design vision and toys with the idea that fashion is a being- a magical medium that is captured, transformed, and preserved by film. She also uses mini-polaroid and disposable cameras to document stylish people around her as well as her surroundings in both city and nature. Using these photographs, Isabel also makes moody collages. The main focus is still on finding beauty in everything. In the grotesque of nowadays fast city life as well as in the silence of nature. Her passion, craftsmanship, and unique style makes Isabel Kibler a truly provocative and timeless artist.