Socks by Schiele
Socks by Schiele

Socks by Schiele

These socks are inspired by the portrait Austrian pioneer Egon Schiele (1890-1918)
made of his young wife Edith. Schiele is known for his passionate audacity, painting eye-
popping nudes that practically come to life on canvas. But here’s the twist: his style
changes direction with ‘Portrait of Edith’, a painting that is all about sweetness. Edith
wears a dress made from the curtains in his studio, a touching symbol. Some background.
Hailing from a working-class background, Schiele brushed aside art-world rules. Enter
Edith, the young girl next door. Their love story escalated fast; they married just before
Schiele was conscripted. It was World War I that changed him, but from its chaos emerged
‘Portrait of Edith’, capturing her vulnerability and his. Edith is blushing, not of excitement, but with embarrassment.

Product Care instructions
360 degree seamless digital print
75% bamboo, 22% recycled polyester (GRS certified), 3% elastane
care instructions: wash inside out at mild temperatures, no bleach, no tumbling
one size (sizerange 37-45)
giftbox with storytelling: 10x20x1,8cm