BONDY is a fashion and accessory brand from the young Berlin-based designer Judith Bondy, launched in 2018. Her collections are divided into the Studio collection (ready-to-wear) and the Atelier collection (custom-made, couture-like items). Pursuing an obsession with extraordinary materials and textures since the early age of 16, the designer started her brand, draping dresses with large amounts of tulle – one of the most versatile fabrics. Yet so basic in its original state that it can be transformed into sculptural pieces of art. Her signature style – creating strong contrasts by mixing heavy hardware with delicate fabrics to balance softness and stiffness. As Judith says: I am personally very emotional and soft but at the same time quite strong and tough. The mix is very interesting because one element supports the other contrasting element, and together they are unbreakable. As a designer, you can take anything that inspires you and weave it into a story; a fantasy play world – a space cowboy saloon, a Victorian tea party, an exotic safari, a 20’s style cabaret – hunted by the status quo and fighting for their own uniqueness. Nowadays people often forget to dream; everything is so serious. The world is full of rules and regulations. I want to break that and encourage people to be however they want to be. I suppose my clothes are expressing that.
Her love for details and traditional craftsmanship is expressed in her production of accessories and bags, another passion she developed in her early teenage years.