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What’s on your desk, Markus Spatzier?

Magazine Contact #24

The Tirolese fashion designer, Markus Spatzier has a weakness for all things gothic. This is reflected in his fashion: The clothes from the Herzblut factory—the label created by the skilled tailor in 2010—are masterfully on display, once used at the Vienna Opera Ball and now decked out with black lace, exuberant Baroque decoration and a somewhat morbid pomp.

He designed most of the items and prints himself. You can even find some elements of his current collection on display at his work place in his boutique in a centuries-old house in the Schwaz town square. We visited the 28-year old fashionista at his studio to ask what all of the crowns, necklaces and black angels on his desk meant. So much is clear: it’s all about atmospheres and stories.

Wojciech Czaja visiting Markus Spatzier

 

1) This second-hand piece from the sixties was originally from the Innsbruck Chamber of Commerce. A high-ranking boss used to sit here. Now I’m able to make do with the walnut veneer.

2) Can’t be without my Apple computer. This is where my prints come to life.

3) Bust with necklace: this is where I present my jewellery collection.

4) The gold crown with a black candle was actually supposed to be a Christmas decoration. This makeshift solution is still used today.

5) Less is more? I don’t think so. More is more! That includes a handmade tea light, a small pretend sewing machine, a glass dome and a large cast-iron black angel.

6) That is a hand-carved wardrobe that I found at an antique dealer’s.

7) The tailor’s dummy is an original baroque bust with baroque waist. I found this one in a shop in Hall in Tirol.

8) Black bride and white bride. White bridal gowns are common. But we get more and more women asking us for black wedding gowns.

9) This was originally a classic, electrified chandelier. I didn’t like it so I decided to swap out the crystal chandeliers for candles.

10) The photo wallpaper is a picture of an old art-nouveau style factory hall in France. I’m fascinated by this view. It also says something about my interest in craftsmanship and tradition.

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