Susanne Hergenhahn is from Munich and Frankfurt, where she studied theater, pattern making and design. After learning the theoretical side of making clothes she moved to Madrid where she was accepted for an internship at the side of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. In 1992 she led the production of the brand “Drogo y Horvath” in Barcelona for two years.
1994 was the start of her own collection “Hergenhahn Knitwear” and in 1998 she designed--on a free-lance basis--the second line “Jocomomola” of Sybilla for the Japanese market. In the same period she also designed the knitwear for Antonio Miro.
Her philosophy is one of no mass production but appreciating the manual artisanal labour of every garment. Susanne’s intention in each collection is making clothes that do not depend on the latest trends but can be worn in every day life and are accessible for all ages. In the presentations of her new collections she regularly collaborates with artists in the form of video, photography, installations and performances.