Behand the scens

For her Spring | Summer 19 collection, Marina Hoermanseder takes a deep delve into the treasure chest of her own imagination. And returns with her very own wonderland of satirical allusions and optical illusions. Like a kaleidoscopic dream world, the collection mirrors striking motifs. A door to another dimension takes us a road trip through the glitz and glitter of 1990s Las Vegas. A mystical bride takes a ride on a rollercoaster of emotion, surrounded by exuberant fairground bustle, while an enchanted mermaid dives deep into a shimmering underwater realm. Back on land, a graceful ballerina sashays down the catwalk – and back into reality.

The designer’s colour and material palettes couldn’t be more diverse. Sparkling surfaces in spectral colours or black gridlines on white background, infused with a hypnotic moire effect, bewitch the viewer’s perception. Summery knitwear, fabrics printed with a Marina Hoermanseder design and lushly layered, semi-matt tulle turn the collection into a lucky dip of Spring | Summer delights. Here, the designer’s seminal strap skirt is translated to transparent latex and metallic iridescent materials. Handmade leather pieces remain a core component of the design, yet receive a fresh look with a picturesque textile mix. The iconic buckle provides as a visual link and turns the collection pieces into unmistakable Marina Hoermanseder originals.