IT'S A PLAN
The brainchild of Anna Blessmann, a German-born, U.K-based artist, A Plan Applicationoffers a rational working wardrobe to build on, not replace, season after season.
Blessman is a sculptor and her hand appears in the exclusive constructions that fit and adapt to the wearer’s shape and needs. Separates and signature pieces in cotton drill, jersey, denim and merino wool create the perfect uniform for a 24/7 agendato effortlessly float from studio work to gallery installations, from formal meetings to evening outings.
Inspired by Blessmann’s own wardrobe, the A Plan collection includes a tailored adaptation of the classic hooded sweatshirt with a slim waistline; a multi-pocket jumpsuit revisited from a window cleaner’s overalls; slim over-the-knee leather boots, and a kimono collar wrap dress. All in shades of blue, from indigo to cobalt, from azure to icy-blue white.
Each is a unique closet staple for a contemporary cultural worker, one who needs to be professional rather than respectable, creative rather than conservative, opinionated rather than conformist.
A Plan is part of the New Guards Group, the Milan-based company that controls Off-White, Marcelo Burlon County of Milan, Heron Preston and Palm Angels.
Blessmann’s work has been featured in several solo and group shows in European institutions, including KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and the Kunstmuseum Bonn.
Since 2001 she has worked collaboratively with the British artist and graphic designer Peter Saville. Their projects have been exhibited at significant institutions, galleries and art events around the world, including Migros Museum Zurich, Whitechapel Gallery London, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne Reims, MAMCO Geneva, Gallery Neu Berlin, Cabinet London and at the 2016 Okayama Art Summit Japan.