CHRISTINA BERGER

...dressing the world in tradition, cliché and Wonder Woman outfits

Christina Berger is a student of the Modeklasse (Raf Simons and Veronique Branquinho) at the University for Applied Arts Vienna, where she received the 2006 Adlmueller Scholarship for her collection "Du Hochlandwilde Scheue Maid (Geierwally Vs. Liquid Sky)". In 2006 she founded the label Christina Berger. In 2007 she presented her first collection "Auto:Erotik (Lips, Hips, Tits, Power)" Autumn/Winter 07/08 for the first time in the Anna Flatz Showroom in Paris. Since autumn 2007 her fashion has been available at Berlin's Apartment Store. The antithesis is the book "American Psycho": luxury, blood intoxication, force excesses paired with a meaningless, calculated superficialness and not least boredom. By means of these glaring and represented contrasts, Christina Berger develops new and often exaggerated aspects. The basic idea of her collections is to show women in pictures of our society from an ironical point of view in all their, also oversubscribed, existences e.g. Geierwally, Wonder Woman and Heidi.

Wonder Woman as the underlying concept, Christina Berger works her way through clichés, mostly the different images of women and the construction of femininity, with clear cuts and a great deal of irony; for the heroine whose definition of sex is more sophisticated than transparency or a mini skirt. For women who are drawn to the Sex, Drugs and Rock ’n Roll lifestyle. Tradition with thrill – weird needlework and hand-knitted insanity. Critical, ironic, humorous.

Nothing inspires me like...
Tradition, clichés and Wonder Woman.

I hope…
Otherwise I wouldn’t survive.

Cultural influences...
Is an important reference in my work.

I got where I am...
By sex, drugs and tradition.

Fashion can sometimes...
Make my stomach empty and my flat cold.

Money makes…
Life easy.

Did you know…
That I wanted to become a plastic surgeon.

Cake makes me…
Fat and happy.

Creativity comes from…
Mental illness.

My dreams are…
A flagship store where I could drive from floor to floor with my white Lamborghini Countach.

My future is…
Famous.

I suck…
...!

I wouldn't pay for…
Sex.

I get bored easily...
By People without humour.

I tried to live...
Well-established...but then I became a fashion designer.