In the collection “640 hours – for some seconds of moments”, STEINWIDDER tackles the concept of time using textiles as the preferred medium of expression.
Time passed, time present and time yet to be experienced.
Working within a timeframe of 640 hours, a collection of textile works has emerged inspired by the designer’s personal impressions and experiences. As always, STEINWIDDER chooses the source material amongst second-hand or discarded items of clothing, which are then sorted out, arranged and reworked. During the development process, STEINWIDDER takes the seemingly worthless and introduces her own design language and personality to create her own idiosyncratic, characteristic, textile appearance. Traces of wear and tear, already a formative stylistic element for STEINWIDDER in earlier collections, now have become a symbol for the concept of time. In some collection pieces, STEINWIDDER builds on her existing processing method: individual items which come together to make the final pieces are first graphically interwoven by hand with parallel threads and then sewn together.
Each item of clothing is unique and carefully crafted by the designer herself as well as a team of co-workers at her studio in Vienna. STEINWIDDER’s project-oriented collections all emphasise organic shapes, structures and relief-like surfaces, remarkably expressing a strong architectonic awareness of spatiality.
- Design: STEINWIDDER, 2011-2012
- Photos: Peter Garmusch
- Styling: Natascha Hochenegg
- Hair/makeup: Thomas Lorenz
- Model: Vivien