Virtual Design Festival

Divided Trousers by Steinwidder

Divided Trousers by Steinwidder

Viennese brand Steinwidder has recycled textile waste and second-hand clothes to create the Divided Trousers collection.

Divided Trousers are characterised by their fragmented appearances, achieved through sewing pieces of fabric that have been ripped apart back together.

Steinwidder also celebrates "traces of usage" and the history of the old textiles in each pair of trousers by using the original seams and detailing as texture and embellishment. This makes each item unique in finish and colour.

Divided Trousers is one of 15 designs being exhibited at Virtual Design Festival by, a platform dedicated to showcasing the work of designers from Austria.

"Through reassigning meaning, form, and function, Steinwidder reinvigorates the found objects by means of creative intervention and places them in a new conceptualized context," said

Photography is by Klaus Fritsch unless stated.

Design: Divided Trousers
Designer: Steinwidder
Contact address: [email protected]
Instagram: @anitasteinwidder

VDF x is a non-profit organisation that promotes contemporary Austrian fashion design. Virtual Design Festival has teamed up with the organisation to present accessories and fashion designs by 15 designers who were born or are based in Austria and produce their products both sustainably and locally. Explore the other designs here.

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Divided Trousers by Steinwidder
Divided Trousers by Steinwidder
Divided Trousers by Steinwidder
Photo is by Peter Garmusch