It’s the caribbean: it’s hot when it’s cold over here in Berlin, it’s humid, it’sbright colors when the sky is maximum grey here, it’s dressing up where we think it’s over the top! Wouldn’t a bit of caribbean life would do us well… The founder of this fashionstravaganza Ivonne Cardenas originally started the sales – event in Barcelona, where it takes place twice a year at the fantastic hotel ‘Chic&Basic’. This last Saturday Changing Room took place in Carolina, Puerto Rico: independent designers from all over the world met in the Caribbean to showcase and sell their work to the public.
Drizzle in Berlin , drizzle in Puerto Rico – but isn’t a little rain so much more attractive in a 31° degrees caribbean setting? Just in case you haven’t made any plans for the upcoming weekend yet, join us at Changing Room and discover designer talents from Puerto Rico and Europe.
I feel very honored to have been asked to design the outfits for BOY’s new video directed by Joachim Zunke.Lucia Glass, the choreographer of the video and I had worked together before and it was her who introduced me to Valeska and Sonja. For the video we were working in an incredibly tight schedule: I was travelling back and forth between Berlin and Hamburg taking measurments , discussing the outfits, sourcing material and constructing the patterns, while Valeska, Sonja and Lucia were rehersing the choreography, scouting locations, meeting with the director and playing festivals in between. On the last day of the fitting we decided to shorten parts of the tresses of hair on Sonja’s overall which we did outside the studio in between rehersals. Also there still needed to be some alterations done, so I rang up my dear friend and product designer Lisa Blum-Minkeland rushed over to her atelier for last minute changes.
In their song Valeska sings about fear. Hardly no other feeling is as strong and determined as fear. It can encourage you to your maximum – or stifle you. It is for sure a big influencer in our decisions and in our life.
Mathujana studies classical Indian dance and is a true Berliner with roots in Sri Lanka. Her look inspired me to take a mental journey to India. Following the remark of the famous fashion icon Diana Vreeland: “The eye has to travel”. In my imagination I embarked on a trip on fabrics, colors, and patterns and I should like to add “…and the mind has to travel as well”! All fine jewelery by Anna B. For inquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mathujana studiert klassischen indischen Tanz, ist waschechte Berlinerin mit Wurzeln in Sri Lanka. Ihr Look inspirierte mich zu einer gedanklichen Reise nach Indien. In meiner Phantasie begab ich mich auf einen Trip aus Materialien, Farben und Mustern. Frei nach dem berühmten Ausspruch der fashion Ikone Diana Vreeland ” The eye has to travel”; dem möchte ich hinzufügen ” …and the mind has to travel as well”!Alle Bangels und Ketten sind von der Schmuckdesignerin Anna B. Anfragen bitte an email@example.com.
Jaqueline is wearing waistcoat ‘The Poodle’ on top of ‘China Box Top’. Underneath she is wearing a black shirt-dress by COS. I love how she just piled everything on top of another making everything look very casual yet sophisticated.
Sarah Elbo and I teamed up and designed a collection of sheet metal frames for ic!berlin the manufacturer of super lightweight frames straight from Berlin-Mitte. All five styles come in four different colors ( I love-love-love the rose-gold color! ) The entire collection – ‘Awesome’, ‘Eye-Popping’, ‘Kissable’, ‘Mystical’ and ‘Playful’ – can be seen en detail if you go to ic!berlin (click on the pictures below).
Am Mittwoch, den 24. findest Du ein Stück Berlin gleich um die Ecke in Hamburg -Altona: Director’s Cut und Paula Immich sind mit ihren Kollektionen für einen Tag in Hamburg. Drinks und Mode von 12:00 – 20:00 Uhr. Wir freuen uns auf Euch!
Kleider erzählen Geschichten und manchmal kann die Saumlänge eines Rockes, die Form eines Ausschnittes oder die Farbe einer Hose bewirken, daß wir Frauen durch diesen Anblick die fabelhaftere Version unserer selbst erfassen. Blitzartige Erkenntnis kommt über uns, wer wir sein wollen. Vor unserem inneren Auge sehen wir, welches Leben zu diesem Schuh, diesem Rock gehören könnte – und sind inspiriert.
If you happen to live in a city like Berlin, it will still be a while until sleeveles and off-the -shoulder is your choice of dress. Until then dress in an ‘Übergangs Mantel’ to keep the last winter chill out. (And by the way,isn’t shoulder wearing a coat just so fabulously chic?)
This coming Tuesday Anita Keckeis, designer for lace based in Berlin is presenting her collection of ’lacejewelery’ at the hotel ‘Altstadt Vienna’, Otto suite / 3rd floor in Vienna. Her work will be presented together with parts of my collection. You are very welcome to drop by and share some time and have a drink! All pieces displayed will be for sale.