Kristina Gross

Kristina Gross

Fashion / BFA

My collection is called Perfektion, the German version of perfection inspired by my Austrian heritage. I designed a collection of gowns influenced by the Austrian-Hungarian princess Sissi. Her dresses always reminded me of peonies expanding from the stigma over a lot of petals which form the actual flower in the end, as voluminous as a Sissi dress. However, my inspiration goes back to perfection in social media where people are obsessed to look flawless using filters, photo editing which in the end isn‘t even them anymore. Everyone should appreciate themselves, their body and appearance either online or offline. Further in my research I discovered it could be interesting to analyze the anatomical heart referring back to the heart buttons on Instagram which show the amounts of likes on a post. This lead me to unusual shapes, especially the rounded aorta form which I included in pleated sleeves or capes around the neckline and tied together on the side. Looking at my collection it depicts a glimpse, a moment in times of Covid where pleasure of creating art in forms of gowns shouldn‘t be missing.

Companies That Have Hired Our Graduates

Contact Us

For more information on these skilled artists and designers, call 415-618-8899, or email us