A subtle approach to the contextualization and versatility of materials is characteristic of Sonja Bischur’s jewelry collections. Her pieces of jewelry explore the limits of the materials before our very eyes, divulging previously hidden aspects through this shifting of perspective. Released from their context, the objects reveal themselves from a new side. Carrying on with the past season’s focus upon textile materials, the 15 pieces of the Fall/Winter Collection 2007/08 are all variations on the synthesis of jewelry and knitting: Hand- and machine-knitted pieces made of finest mohair and thick merino wool are combined with wooden and glass bead necklaces, interweaving and sheathing them. Delicate metal chains make up the fringes of an open work knitted collier of yarn; black curb chains criss-cross loosely knit mohair collars or are worked into turtlenecks. A string of glossy wooden beads pulled through the arms of a sweater creates a scarf-like collier that can be draped or knotted in a number of ways. The combination of warm knitting, beads and metal chains creates fluidly enveloping jewelry, broken and accentuated by the clear structure of the strings and chains. The interplay of the elements is variable, the individual pieces are changeable – they can be hung loosely at one length or placed to muffle the neck with a soft wool collar. The collection is kept in neutral winter colors (black, off-white, grey mêlée). A special sewing technique was developed for some of the hand-knitted models, allowing the tube-shaped scarves to be produced fully seamlessly.