MADE WITH LOVE IN OUR ATELIER
Our atelier is a treasury of craftsmanship techniques. Each HORROR VACUI garment is crafted and adorned by hand.
Every member of the atelier is a master of its discipline, capable of almost extinct hand sewing techniques.
Their skills give incomparable lightness to Annas collections.
HAND-CUT SCALLOP EDGE
The scallop edge hem, a distinctive hallmark within Anna‘s collections, stands as a testament to HORROR VACUI’s unparalleled craftsmanship and artisanal excellence. Meticulously shaped by the skilled hands of our artisans, each scallop is a symphony of precision and dedication. This handcrafted technique transforms the ordinary into extraordinary, revealing a nuanced artistry that transcends the constraints of mass production.
In our atelier, each edge of the fabric is intricately cut with precision, employing
scissors to gracefully shape the rounds. The process is elevated with ameticulous finishing touch—fine stitchings that trace the curves with exacting detail. This labor-intensive technique encapsulates the essence of handcrafted luxury, ensuring that each scallop becomes not just a
design feature but a tangible masterpiece.
The result is not just a scallop edge; it is a tactile poetry of skill, and a luxurious signature that defines the distinct allure of HORROR VACUI garments.
Enter the realm of sartorial mastery with our honeycomb smocking technique -
a needle-and-thread ballet that sculpts diamond-shaped structures.
The needle gracefully weaves through the first dot, repeats its rhythm with the second, orchestrates their union, and then elegantly stitches over this harmonious duo.
Honeycomb smocking endows the garment with elasticity while concurrently fostering warmth and insulation within the diminutive air pockets it forms.
Our skilled artisans embroider the honeycomb technique completely by hand,
the meticulous craftsmanship that defines our garments.
Rooted in German embroidery traditions since the 16th century, honeycomb smocking is the oldest of its kind.
We take pride in preserving this artisanal heritage, infusing each garment with a touch of history and sophistication. Knots, tied with unparalleled care at each juncture, encapsulate the essence of our dedication to artisanal excellence.
The Froschgoscherl, originally adorning the bodice of a Dirndl—an emblem of traditional Bavarian attire dating back to the 19th century—stands as a
pinnacle of artisanal finesse. Within our atelier, this meticulously
handcrafted technique emerges as the pièce de résistance, embodying the epitome
of ornate artistry.
Froschgoscherl unfolds as a box-pleated garland trim meticulously crafted by
the skilled hands within our atelier. This intricate process commences with the
creation of a ribbon from the fabric of the garment. Each box pleat, a
testament to precision, is meticulously folded from the ribbon and delicately
pressed into its rightful place, transforming the material into a cascading
symphony of texture and form.
process continues, the opposite midpoints between the leading edges of the
pleats are delicately lifted with needle and thread and connected with a knot.
This process is repeated with every pleat, invoking a dance of meticulous
stitching. This handcrafted technique, reminiscent of the meticulous practices
of Alpine costume, elevates the Froschgoscherl beyond a mere adornment—it
becomes an ethereal manifestation of luxurious craftsmanship, a delicate ode to
the art of creation.
HAND-PLEATED FLOWER BLOSSOM
Flower embellishment is the oldest technique to adore garments. Already hundrets of centuries ago garments were elaborately decorated with floral ornaments.