Jule Waibel is a german designer based in London and Stuttgart. She studied product design at the german University of Applied Sciences (HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd) graduating in 2011. That same year she moved to London where she studied for an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art graduating in 2013.
During this time, together with her two brothers, she founded VIOVIO ltd. a clothing and lifestyle label, where she works as a fashion designer and art director. Jule´s work is influenced by the geometry and simplicity of the Bauhaus. She playfully combines objects, fashion, performance with a strong focus on geometric shapes, transformation and aesthetics.
Inspired by Mary Poppins’ seemingly never-ending bag, Jule made a range of transforming objects for her collection ‘Entfaltung’. Made out of Tyvek paper, this collection has since been exhibited in various exhibitions as well as the windows of Bershka fashion stores all around the world. Jule has developed her collection further with the addition of new pieces made from fabric.
A particular folding technique can transform simple sheet materials into three-dimensional objects, with the additional capability that they can expand and contract. A vessel which changes its shape according to the
volume inside all made of Tyvek®, a lightweight water- and tear-proof synthetic paper. The project celebrates the beauty to be found between geometry, transformation and play.
25 dresses for 25 cities
Expansion & Contraction.
Measuring quantity through texture. Experimenting with different pleats and materials. Expansion, movement, flexibility. Abstract texture – made from one piece, through a simple process of pleating, steaming and vacuum forming or dipping. Foldable water bottle. Flexible object. Expands with increasing volume.