Jennifer Milleder’s approach to fashion design is placed between wearability and art, based on storytelling concepts. Pretty fascinated with designing extraordinary garments, the designs are defined through strong, clear, yet dramatic silhouettes that focus on voluminous garment construction and attention to detail. Elegant, sophisticated, and playful garments are created through experimental three-dimensional draping and fabric manipulations. The collections are inspired by either personal experiences or aesthetic objects and are influenced by art movements to create an artificial fictional world with embodied characters. Prints and geometric patterns, in particular, support the desire to generate surreal realities. Jennifer Milleder is an Austrian fashion designer and stylist. She’s been studying at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under the guidance of Hussein Chalayan, Luke & Lucie Meier, and Grace Wales Bonner. In 2018, she was honored with the Fred adlmüller scholarship. In 2019, she worked at Iris van Herpen’s studio in Amsterdam, focusing on haute couture dresses, creating laser cut files and print developments. She collaborated with musicians like Lola Marsh, soap & skin, Conchita Wurst, and Rosa Anschütz. Her designs were published in Vogue Czechoslovakia, Vogue Italia, l´Officiel Lithuania, l´Officiel Austria, Sicky Magazine, Flanelle Magazine, and Atlas Magazine.
Rabbits n´ Roses is a contemporary and edgy interpretation of Lewis Carroll‘s fantastic novel, „Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland,“ in which the protagonist stumbles into a world of anthropomorphic creatures by accidentally falling through a rabbit hole. The collection reimagines iconic characters like the White Rabbit, Talking Plants, Crazy Hatmaker, and the Queen of Hearts, blending edginess inspired by Guns n´ Roses with romantic silhouettes, translated into ready-to-wear pieces and sophisticated high-fashion imagery. These creations emphasize bold, distinct, and dramatic silhouettes achieved through voluminous garment construction, exploring the space between textiles and the human body. Utilizing form-fitting cuts and stretchable fabrics, the collection caters to various body types and sizes, promoting body consciousness and enabling wearers to interpret each garment in their unique way. The decorative metal bead embellishments symbolize women‘s strength and fierceness, the prints and geometric patterns further touch on this subject and support the desire to generate a dreamy, romantic, yet surreal and gloomy reality.