Between body and space



Movable arrangements and supporting figurations of people and furniture

#StudioFashionDesign #Master-Thesis

What if fashion would not only surround the human body but the objects in its surroundings? Fashion as a leaning dimension; which variably can be used between living bodies, objects in the space and function as an independent space itself. This fashion collection made of various knitted fabrics that are produced industrially is inspired by the construction of the corset and the seat designs of the 19th century. Through these intermediate bodies, the human body will experience an activation of movement whilst sitting and consciously tactile encounter of the knitting material.

The examination of mobility and the variation in sitting through linen and furniture are the main focus. What does the mobile support of today's fashion look like and what role does the choice of materials play in this?

The human posture is not only influenced by clothing, but also by furniture-like objects that surround people in their everyday life. In these smart times, in which human bodies are offered seating everywhere every day - the seated posture has established itself. A room without seating is rarely found.

Assuming that the sitting posture is a dominant posture of the human body today, it has a fundamental influence on the design of this work. Just as the corset accompanied the body in the past as a torso-flattering scaffold, today's fashion could also accompany the sitting posture and make it an experience. Clothing becomes fashion as a companion of the human body. In the future I see fashion as a body support of a mobile and comfort-loving society.

My design questions the 'commercial' clothing system as such and offers new suggestions for an expanded understanding of the body. Fashion should not always just emphasise and accompany the existing body shape - but rather extend it into space and show new ways of silhouette, new ways of femininity.

The fashion of the future does not need to be subordinated to any shirt, trousers or jacket series and does not need to correspond to any defined unit of measurement. Fashion, like the body, is individual and so intimate. The way they are worn is a celebration of variation, of free self-design. I pass my collection on to the wearer and let it become a changing fashion only by wearing it individually.

The transfer of human clothing to the clothing of furniture and other objects of everyday life opens a new view on atypical cuts and novel model development. This is the focus of this experimental work, together with the examination of the mobility and the resulting displacement of the rooms.

As a knitwear designer I love to activate and inspire the wearer's haptic sensors. Fashion is a matter of feeling!


Prof. Priska Morger, Studio Fashion Design,

Wally Salner, Studio Fashion Design


Prof. Dr. Bettina Köhler

, Studio Fashion Design,

Prof. Dr. Jörg Wiesel

, Institute of Aesthetic Practice and Theory