Franziskus Pöschl, born in a small rural village in southeast Germany, started making clothes at the age of 12, as a way to escape the small village life and as a form of expression of her ongoing inner debate about gender and identity. Moving to London in 2017, Franziskus interned for womenswear designer Omer Asim, Franziskus trained in high-end pattern cutting, sewing and eventually worked as a first assistant to develop the design process and production of collections for Omer's avant-garde brand.
Franziskus maintained this connection with Omer Asim whilst expanding her experiences in the fashion industry. Working at Peter Pillotto’s pattern department she honed skills in digital pattern cutting and participating in the fashion class at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under the direction of Hussein Chalayan and Grace Wales Bonner further elaborated her outlook on fashion.
Her design journey has flourished in a precise and technical realm, which she further explores at the Royal College of Art. Whilst it has also been an opportunity to put her own story into this incredible craftsmanship, the analysis of why materials carry an emotional value has become key to her practice as well as being passionate about putting joy into the core of fashion.