Revamp the T-shirt: Umsteigen

A creative German designer has set roots in Williamsburg, and is taking the good ol’ t-shirt to the next level. I’m excited to introduce you to Umsteigen.

Umsteigen Cherry Blossoms T-shirt Plum

Umsteigen’s t-shirts are incredibly soft, thanks to a special blend of bamboo and organic cotton. The hand-drawn designs are delicate yet quirky. Flattering, stylish and limited edition, they are a bit like wearable works of art. I love the subtle funny accents like the swinging monkey in the cool Alphabet t-shirt.

Umsteigen Alphabet T-shirt black

Designer Susanne Schubert takes inspiration from “Sunday morning frühstücken at the kitchen table, father reading the Brothers Grimm before bedtime, and the scent of licorice and nutmeg”. At her studio, Susanne and her team go from concept to finished t-shirt. It all starts with beautiful hand drawings:

Screen - birds

Screen - feathers

And here’s the finished product:

Umsteigen Feathers T-shirt Denim

Umsteigen’s gorgeous t-shirts for women are available on their website and select retailers.