Autumn Winter 2021/2022


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Resilient Fibers

The global pandemic brought limitations to our collective lives and slowed down the relentless pace of the fashion industry. Knitwear and crochet designer Laura Theiss is used to slow rhythms as her designs are based on time-honoured traditional techniques. Yet the harsh reality of lockdown, the pains of the pandemic and her own experiences gave her a new perspective on life and on the industry.

For her A/W 21/22 collection, Theiss dug deep into her personal archive of stitches and looked at it with renewed eyes. She recreated and reinvented her most successful intricate stitches inspired by nature, geometries, fractals and architecture, coming up with a collection balanced on elegance and comfort. Sensual see-through crocheted dresses in powder pink or fierce one shoulder asymmetrical designs in dark shades represent a hope to go back to normality; warm and comfortable hand-crocheted oversized sweaters in bright and bold colours such as neon green and metallics – colour combinations that reference the exuberance of the ’80s – shake up the monotony of loungewear and boring smartworking uniforms.

The final inspiration behind the collection is the strength and flexibility of fibers and yarns: strong and resilient, they can help us becoming more confident and courageous in uncertain times, just like Laura Theiss’ empowering designs

Written by Anna Battista


Photographer: Simon Stenger
Model: Sarah Mariani
Video/Editting: David Kirsch