The childhood reminiscent pieces are complemented with a range of classic basics such as silk blouses, warm mohair pullovers, corduroy trousers and leather culottes, for which the legend of Kaspar Hauser and men’s fashion of the Industrial Age served as a template. The highlights of this oeuvre are the elaborately-finished leather corsets inspired by 17th century orthopedic equipment. Seam- lessly inserted, they point to a fragility of spirit in the collection. Playing with the masculine and the feminine, the designer unifies the disparate elements into an epicine style which is both soft and determined at the same time.
With her playful collection, Marina Hoermanseder celebrates modern androgynous elegance. Creating delicate designs out of hard materials and broad stitches, these pieces of art appeal to the self-determined woman in pursuit of freedom and individuality.