Kalissi is an emerging Viennese womenswear brand founded by Christina Maria Hrdlicka in 2017, based between Vienna and London. The designer spent many years working in advertising, visual identities, fashion photography and graphic design before using her eclectic mix of creative roles to form the unique aesthetic of Kalissi.
The designs boast a garish and extroverted style that is sure to stand out and set itself apart from current contemporary fashion offerings, using bold colours and contemporary shapes to pay tribute to a quasi-retro look without appearing dated.
Kalissi's confidence regarding the choice of fabrics and design comes from a background in textile and graphic design. Utilising non-conventional fabrics and clashing palettes, her work combines new-wave tailoring with surprising and humorous details, resulting in commercial but unique womenswear. Furthermore, sustainability and fair production are of big importance to Kalissi with clothes and accessories designed and handcrafted predominantly in Austria alongside specially selected ethical producers.
Having been featured in Vogue IT and WWD and with a host of International stockists already taking note, London Fashion Week AW19 will mark Kalissi's first catwalk show and the beginning of a vivid fashion career for this young talent from Austria.