Natures of Conflict was established in 2008 by Kathrin Lugbauer and Nora Berger.
Both are graduates of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Department of Fashion Design, where they studied under the guidance of Veronique Branquinho and Raf Simons.
Over the past five years, Natures of Conflict has developed a modern, wearable wardrobe for strong women with an independent spirit.
Natures of Conflict use fashion as a means for exploring issues related to the self and contemporary society. They draw their inspiration from the functional aesthetic of classical workwear and uniforms and combine it with sophisticated, subtle details to create a simple, honest wardrobe that has a familiar quality. Their clothes are designed to appeal to a broad range of people, and are free from the fast-paced dictates of the fashion industry.
Although Natures of Conflict incorporate feminine lines in their womenswear collections, there is also an androgynous quality to their clothes, visible in their preference for elements of masculine tailoring.
They closely collaborate with Manufaktur Haslach, a socio-economic enterprise which has dedicated itself to processing the naturally renewable raw material of wool. Wools of merino sheep from the Austrian Mühlviertel region and from other Central European breeds are turned into yarns, fabrics and high-quality felts.