July 22, 2013 AT 5:00 am

Fashion Inspired By Orthopedics

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via Co.Design:

Apart from a few broken fingers and arms resulting from “a very sporty youth,” Marina Hoermanseder’s personal experience with hospitals and doctors has been relatively limited. It was during a coveted–and incredibly fruitful–three-month internship at Alexander McQueen that the Austrian designer developed a somewhat unlikely fascination. Corsets, specifically, caught her interest. “I liked the way they embraced female forms,” she tells Co.Design. And thus began a deep, sometimes twisted dive into the structural undergarments.

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