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Sibylle Aeberhard

Nomination

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Fashion and Textile Design, Swiss Textile Design Award

Awarded

'alpen-tuch', cloth collection


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'alpen-tuch'

'alpen-tuch'

'alpen-tuch'

Essay

The patent aim of this versatile cloth collection is to translate the images, symbols and myths of the Alpine world into a contemporary textile medium. 'alpen-tuch' (Alpine cloth) presents itself as an ironically tinged collage of motifs, techniques and materials that call up multiple associations, all having a connection with the Alps. Of special significance in this connection is the traditional Alpine technique of silhouette cut-outs, which here likewise receives a new lease of life. 

Comment by the nominators:
The designer has here engaged with the visual myths of the Alpine world in an original way. This finds a convincing and finely ironic expression in a collection of cloths the design of which is both contemporary and suited to the urban lifestyle.