Seewald’s AW21/22 collection is all about evaluating ways of transformation within repetition and continuity. Inspired by “Mutations” (1970), a photo series of gestures directed towards an audience highlighting the ambiguity and variety of bodily movements, by German performance artist Klaus Rinke, the garments explore the distortion of structures as well as the playfulness of silhouettes. “Knitwear itself is a repetition of loops. But within that repetition, there are endless options. That relates to the body. It’s all made out of the same material, but it’s differently composed for everyone individually,” Christina explains.
Mix and match reaches its peak through Seewald’s genderless collection. Coming in a soft colour palette of off-white, mauve, and light blue which sometimes taps into darker shades of navy and black, all pieces can be worn in their designated sets or be freely combined. Flared trousers in hand-brushed cashmere are paired with oversized, ripped cotton jumpers with ultralong sleeves or cotton vest tops that are half opaque, half sheer. Fine knit cardigans are worn with roller neck leotards or over a cashmere split top with mesh trousers. Bodycon midi-dresses come with either long sleeves or straps, accentuating the body. Especially the ‘Barbara Dress’, a soft and sexy twist on the LBD, skillfully exposes parts of the body in a way that keeps one’s eye wandering. Panties and trunks made from brushed cashmere act as the perfect undergarments while the looks are uniformly accessorised with pointed kitten heels, leather boots and wedge sandals, fuzzy cashmere socks peeking out.