Born in Graz, Austria, knitwear designer Christina Seewald first got her start in London, graduating from Central Saint Martins before presenting at London Fashion Week in 2019. Often drawing influence from a diverse range of academic theory and artistic practices, Seewald’s work reflects a rare, raw brand of interdisciplinarity. Concepts and forms of thought pulled from sources such as feminist film-theory and modern dance, all inform the final garment. But despite this heady pedigree, the clothing nevertheless projects a sense of the personal and the intimate. Seewald’s subversively feminine output revitalizes little-known traditional knitwear techniques to create clothing that is both forceful and fragile. Rendered in bold ribbed cashmere blends and semi-sheer jersey, overlong-sleeved dresses, deconstructed sweaters, and turtleneck pullovers pieced together in asymmetric patchworks express a subtle power. With sharp attention to detail and a commitment to conscious material sourcing, Christina Seewald extends an invitation to consider new shapes and perspectives, both conceptually and tangibly, without compromising on quality.
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