New York Fashion Week September 2008 Johanna Hatzenbuehler, Womenswear Designer

Born in Koesching, Germany and raised in Reichertshofen, Germany and Houston, TX, Johanna interned at L’Officina della Moda in Italy. She will present a sustainable collection of recycled fabrics

“My initial inspiration was my dream destination Iguazu waterfalls in South America. I am combining the fluid lines of falling water with a traditional Latin cultural aesthetic. Many garments include abstracted designs and embroidery details, which were inspired by traditional folk embroideries from Latin America. I am using vintage-recycled garments, some of which I have hand dyed, as well as airy chiffon and lightweight silks.”