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.