Grit Seymour - once thrown out of fashion school because of reading forbidden books, is Wolford's new Creative Director
Today on 10 November 2014, the Austrian luxury knitwear brand Wolford announced that Grit Seymour is the label's new Creative Director. By searching online after the tracks she has left, one article stands out; the article from 1998 is published on Spiegel.de and delivers not only insights into Seymour's career but documents the history of before and after the reunion of East and West Germany. Alongside to the facts of her studies in the DDR, at St. Martin's School in London, her model jobs for photographers like Helmut Newton, her work as designer for labels like Donna Karan or Daniel Hechter, the article throws light on her life between DDR and West Germany, London and Paris. The Berliner Kurier reported in 2001, that Grit Seymour was dismissed from the fashion school in East Germany because of reading forbidden books.
During the last years, Grit Seymour lectured experimental clothing and textile design at the Berlin University of the Arts and founded the own product line 'Tape'. The Tape products have no seams; the fabrics are hold together with a tape and not by sewing; similar to the recently launched 'Pure 50 Tights' by Wolford only that they have invisible glued seams. According to Wolford, Grit Seymour wasn't involved into the 'Pure 50 Tights' development; the first signs of her creative work will be visible at the Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
Photo: (C) Wolford Aktiengesellschaft.