Florentina Leitner Fall/Winter 2022 – Der Zaurberberg
#LondonFashionWeek – Florentina Leitner is thrilled to unveil her Fall/Winter 2022 collection ‘Der Zaurberberg’. A playful concoction of femininity and elegance, Leitner’s fifth collection transforms trash to treasures in a commentary about sustainability and waste in today’s climate.
Born in Austria, Florentina Leitner rose to success after graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp in 2020, after which she designed for Dries Van Noten before launching her own brand in the same year. Loved by celebrities and fashion icons worldwide, Florentina Leitner is a fresh, forward-thinking fashion brand with a strong consciousness of sustainability.
The collection features flower motifs made from upcycled trash bags and bottle caps, with oversized prize badges and gift bows making for a whimsical celebration. Deriving from the work of Jeff Koons, Leitner was inspired to create puffy flower adornments in reflective fabrics, reminiscent of balloons. These embellishments echo the theme of a party in celebration of upcycling and improving our practices for the future. Combined with a strong focus on print and silhouette, Leitner’s signature aesthetic is translated once more into harmonious, enchanting designs for the Fall/Winter season.
Leitner has produced a fashion film drawing influence from 80’s horror films; in particular Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977). Set on the snowy Rax mountain in Austria, the film embodies a fantastically eerie magic that runs through the whole collection.