The Dancing Warrior raises her clear silhouette against the vast sky. The ground beneath her feet abounds with wild herbs and gives forth an intense smell. Sheep graze nearby, their wool sometime later knitted into a thick plush that will keep her warm and energetic on her strolls. Beeswaxed cotton layers shield her from the morning dew. In autumn, acorns provide a deep brown natural dye. This is the season when the calls of the cranes heading south echo with her body and soul: wild and tender.

Dedicating time and experimental handcraft to create distinct yet open and unisex styles are an essential part of the contemporary DNA of KHASSEL human apparel. The brand’s aesthetics strongly resonates with the sensations of the elemental landscape the Dancing Warrior inhabits. 

Text: Hanne Loreck


Kristin Hassel | KHASSEL

Kristin Hassel

is a costume designer, interior architect, fashion- and textile designer, stage designer and dance therapist.

She has been working in renowned theatres such as Burgtheater Wien, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Centraltheater Leipzig, Maxim Gorki-Theater Berlin, Admiralspalast Berlin, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Waldbühne Berlin, Schauspiel Magdeburg, Aktionstheater Pan.Optikum Freiburg and Parapanda Theatre Lab  Dar es Salaam / Tanzania.

She lives on a permaculture farm in a beautiful region called Uckermark, in the far north-east of Germany.





If not stated otherwise, all images on this website by KHASSEL human apparel.

Images of The Dancing Warrior–Campaign 2021 and Lookbook 2021 by Nikk Martin:

Image of KHASSEL human apparel / Showroom Gerswalde ( > Contact ) by Axel Lambrette: