Alice Knackfuss - SS 2012 (’D. Jam’)

D.Jam is the pseudonym of German writer KARL MAY, noted for his adventure novels set in the American Old West, Asia, and the Middle East and best known for his characters Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. May did not visit the places he described in his books until the end of his career. He compensated for this lack of direct experience through a combination of creativity, imagination, and factual sources. His writing reflects a hopeful yet urgent curiosity for the unknown.

a.KNACKFUSS’ SS2012 womenswear collection is inspired by this remarkable history, engaging a masculine wardrobe with a strong feminine sensibility. Materials range from soft satin cotton to summer loden, transparent georgette to waxed fabric. Patterns are loose and straight, playing with discreet details such as hidden pleats and asymmetric forms.

The result is a sense of fantasy, following May’s wide-eyed desire to explore the outer regions of his world from his hometown cafe.

(Lodon Fashion Week)