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Ali Zedtwitz


Ali Zedtwitz studied fashion at the University of Applied Arts Vienna under Raf Simons and Veronique Branquinho. Before completing her degree in Vienna she worked as junior designer at Jil Sander for one year. In her pursuit of inspiration detached from the concrete, Ali Zedtwitz deliberately renounces in her diploma collection 08 the influence of an actual theme. Spontaneously, expressively and from the unconscious, she reflects on the minimalised artistic means of expression in a design that in its clear structure appears immediate and direct.
The composition alone determines the design. Movement, form, colour, structure and pattern merge into an image of contemporary reality. In August 2009 her first collection for the Swedish label Weekday was presented in Stockholm. Unlike her more stringent, body-hugging degree collection, these outfits are softer and farther removed from the body, almost over-sized.

In 2009 Ali Zedtwitz won the Fashion Award of the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture at the 9 festival for fashion & photography.

In November 2009 she presented her degree collection as part of SPOT ON WIEN in Tokyo, remixed and in a new styling by Kathrin Lugbauer. Her new cooperative project with Valerie Lange, DIPTYCH, was also presented at the same event.


Alexandra Zedtwitz

Schlüsselgasse 8/20

1040 Wien


T: +43 (0) 650 254 1301

E: alizedtwitz@gmx.at