Like millions of other men and women, Johann lost his life in the deadliest military conflict in history. When Inge came to revive the business, she stumbled into a workshop arrested in time. The atelier was flanked by redundant patterns and half-cut coats for dead men, none of which would ever be collected. The place had become a grave for the garments these men had commissioned, no idea that they would never see their creations come to life.
Jenny Schwarz is our attempt to reignite the spirit of Johann and in honour of Inge, to do it in a woman’s name.