Michaela Buerger turns to her Austrian roots in 2019 to offer flawlessly "Tracht" decontextualized luxury handknits in the spirit of Buerger's native Austrian Alps.
The word "Tracht" means clothing with a visual reference to this particular region. These clothes can be recognized by their specific shapes, colors, and decorative elements.
Knitted should warm-up; that's was the primary purpose. At the same time, it should decorate - Buerger's ancestors adhered to this basic rule.
These rural knitting techniques are richly blessed with various sophisticated knit patterns. Therefore, they offer an almost bottomless well of inspiration for contemporary knitwear pieces referring to the Austrian Tracht costume.
Photographs of Michaela wearing Austrian Tracht outfits in her childhood