DESERT DREAMS

THE INSPIRATION

German author Karl May, who became very famous in the 1890s with his travel stories that talked about the adventures he experienced in the Wild West.  
The catch: He was lying and never went overseas. That's why the world he imagined was very different to the harsh reality and even to the romanticisations of American authors.

COWBOY COUTURE

Inspired by Karl May, who spun tales of a mythical frontier he never personally traversed, this collection plays with the idea of a fashionable Wild West and reimagines quintessential western motifs into wearable art. 
A lasso metamorphoses into a corset, while the characteristics of Cowboy Boots transmute into a denim jacket. Gun holsters are the perfect size to carry phones while a western style belt becomes a skirt.

DESERT DREAMS

These creations are more than garments; they're portals to a place that exists only in the realm of dreams—a realm where prairies stretch as far as the eye can see, and towering mesas guard secrets beyond imagination

LOS ANGELES

On September 21th 2023 at iconic Desert 5 Spot in Hollywood, the German and American vision of the Wild West merged and created an unforgettable night. 
"Desert Dreams" reimagined a past that never was, yet forever resonates within our dreams. 
The show wanted to start conversations and invite the audience to 

VIENNA

Three weeks later I showed the same collection with different styling for the reopening of the Ehrbar Saal in Vienna. The soundtrack was a remix of a landscape description from Karl May where he describes the Llano Estacado in Texas as the Sahara of the United States of America and further played with the false narrative of the Wild West. It was important for me to play with those false ideas instead of trying to draw a realistic image. My intentions were artistic expression of ideas like landscape and objects as characters, western mythology/tropes and the interplay of light and darkness not educational work.