Kalissi is a Viennese womenswear brand founded by Christina Maria Hrdlicka in 2017, based between Vienna and London. The designer has spent the last 5 years working in advertising, visual identities, fashion photography and graphic design. The eclectic mix of creative roles has enabled her to discover the unique aesthetic for Kalissi.
The designs boast a garish and extrovert style that is bound to stand out and set itself apart from the current high street and luxury fashion lines, using bright colours and contemporary shapes to pay tribute to a retro look without being dated.
Kalissi launched its first SS19 collection called‚ The Towel Series in January 2018. Inspired by early Hockney paintings and Slim Aarons photographs, the collection focuses on bold shapes, colours and materials. Rather than selling individual items, Kalissi is focused on providing a full dress outfit, which prevents the customer from having to search elsewhere for the potential matching items, making them loyal to the brand.
The combination of high quality materials, good fitting and funky design gives Kalissi the signature look that is missing from the market today. The clothes and accessories are all handmade and handcrafted in the designer’s studio in Vienna, Austria.