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MEET THE DESIGNER - PBG STUDIO-Please introduce yourself and your...

April 27 2018


MEET THE DESIGNER - PBG STUDIO

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-Please introduce yourself and your brand?

PBG is a Prague based fashion accessories studio founded in 2011 by Aneta Vojtová and Tereza Horáková. PBG is designing and producing minimalistic and practical bags, backpacks and other leather accessories.
We create all of our products from scratch, source the highest quality materials from all over the world and pride ourselves on the best quality and design for a practical but fashionable accessory.

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- What is the most important consideration to you when designing a new collection?

Not only the aesthetic aspects are important for us when we are designing the new collection, we also focus on the customers practical requirements for day to day use. Thus, especially the requirements for carrying bags in the city.

- What or who inspires you the most?

Our inspiration often comes from our personal lifestyle .

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- What has been the best compliment/comment someone has given your work?

The best compliments/comments comes from customers, who already owns several of our products and buying another one.

- What is your greatest strength
The greatest strength of our products is their simplicity.
We make efforts to create products that will be both practical and elegant.

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Important for us are also quality materials that play a major role in the finishing of handbags. We are not afraid to use the materials that are originally destined for a flattery and they have such high durability. This means that our bags are really ready for every load. The style of our bags is easily recognizable, elegant, dampened in color with urban breathing.

- Can you tell us about any exciting plans for the year ahead?
We would like to extend our brand to other small products that are associated with urban life. Such as key rings, glasses, but also scarves, which are often a great addition to a handbag. A new collection of scarves will be in cooperation with a young artist from Vienna. This will be a whole new and interesting experience for us.

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MEET THE DESIGNER - a.ACHATa.ACHAT is a Berlin-based fashion...

April 10 2018


MEET THE DESIGNER - a.ACHAT

a.ACHAT is a Berlin-based fashion label that understands itself as a platform, rather than just a clothing brand – founded by Bergit Faßl in 2015.
It aims to establish an interface between contemporary art, fashion, food, and music. a.ACHAT’s projects are often based on collaborations with artists, illustrators, and graphic designers.

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On the edge of contemporary and avantgarde, the clothing part of a.ACHAT is based around simplistic shapes, playful patterns and clashing textures for all sexes.
a.ACHAT creates handmade products in small quantities and small irregularities are part of their character. We work with high quality fabrics and materials to complement our designs while keeping an eye on sustainability as much as possible.

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If you were a…

- Fruit? Hawaiian Ulu

- Book?
Ovid: Metamorphoses

- A time of day?
Around 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning

- A city?
Tangier or Kyoto

- Where do you source your inspiration?
people, materials, journeys, landscapes, life in total

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- What do you dream about?
For that moment about mycelium in general and Lingzhi mushrooms

- What is your favorite thing about what you do?
screen printing and other printing techniques, working togehter with people

- Can you tell us about any exciting plans or goals for the year ahead?

Have fun. Stay tuned.


You can find a.ACHAT’s collection at our Mitte location. Come join Studio183 28.04  // for a.ACHAT’s gallery weekend event!

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MEET THE DESIGNER - HERMIONE FLYNNHermione Flynn is Berlin based...

March 15 2018


                       MEET THE DESIGNER - HERMIONE FLYNN

Hermione Flynn is Berlin based fashion studio offering a wide range of designed garments made in an unisex approach. The German label has been developing different lines focusing on artistic integrity, aesthetic, function and sustainability. HF’s designs are challenging current norms through a creative process using Human body, space and time with clothes. 

Check out the 3D fashion film made by HERMIONE FLYNN and MIMIC PRODUCTIONS. 

Let’s find your favourite piece at STUDIO183 Flagship Store.


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If you were.. 

A country?
I’ve moved around a lot, so I don’t feel particularly connected to one country, I’m not nationalistic in that sense. Instead of being a country, I’d describe myself as the ocean.

An adjective?
Enthusiastic

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A fictional Character?
Hermione Granger - those books taught everyone how to pronounce my name.

An Artist?
Marina Abramović

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An Animal?
My dog, Wednesday Addams

An invention?
The battery

A historical event?
New Zealand leading the world in womens’ Suffrage.

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Your clothes highlight creative and social commentary. In your opinion, how might the fashion industry become more socially responsible?
It goes without saying that the consumer has been educated by the market to believe that clothing costs a certain amount to make, and this price is inaccurate. For starters, we need to educate the consumer so that everyone understands actually how much clothes cost. That will inevitably lead to ensuring that there are fair wages for workers, and processes that don’t interfere so much with the environment etc…
Alongside this level of social responsibility in the production, I also think about fashion’s social responsibility in terms of aesthetic, and how we could break the boundaries a little more. If fashion’s leading the way in terms of the aesthetic of clothing, there’s potential there to also show the public that men can wear dresses, or bigger women can wear particular silhouettes, or whatever.

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HF’s range is original for being unisex. Do you think that it will become increasingly a norm to create unisex collections in fashion?
Yeah I think so, and I hope so. The only challenge is adjusting for different body sizes. Other than that, I don’t see any reason why men shouldn’t wear certain garments and visa versa. No reason at all. If patterns are adjusted to fit a man’s body shape, there’s no reason why men shouldn’t be wearing dresses, skirts,
jumpsuits, whatever they want.

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www.hermioneflynn.com

www.facebook.com/hermioneflynn

instagram.com/hermione_flynn/

twitter.com/hermioneflynn

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MEET THE DESIGNER - KLEVANG“My name is Heidi Klevang and I am the...

March 13 2018


                                 MEET THE DESIGNER - KLEVANG


“My name is Heidi Klevang and I am the founder of KLEVANG, a Nordic fashion brand with location in the Copenhagen. With a heritage of dark Nordic aesthetics and having roots from the Faroe Islands, KLEVANG gets is signature from these beautiful islands and its culture. Timeless classic designs disrupted by raw details, focusing on exclusive materials and excellent craftsmanship.My visions for KLEVANG are to create a brand that speaks to empowered and independent women who appreciate craftsmanship and clever sensuality.

It has always been a dream for to launch my own clothing brand. I started out in a designers collective studio in Copenhagen, making my own production. Last year I took the leap into having my own show room and this season is the first time for an outsourced and bigger production. So a lot has happened this last year.”

Check out our selection of Klevang collection at Studio183, Bikini Berlin.


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If you were…

… A city? Tórshavn, my home town. 

… An adjective? Melancholic.

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… A meal? Vietnamese springrolls

… An island? The Faroe Islands 

… An artist? Hansina Iversen, a faroese painter

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… A fictional character? An elf

… A song? Ingen appel, by Søren Huss a danish singer

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… A nightclub? Have no idea, but if I could choose a bar it would be a Salon 39 in Copenhagen. 

… A book? The power of now, by Eckart Tolle

… One piece of your last collection? Black pants

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You get inspiration from Nature and try to develop sustainable collections. In your opinion, how the textile industry could become more eco friendly and socially responsible?
The textile industry should be more open to sharing knowledge. There is a lot of pressure on the people in this business and sustainability can mean a lot of things. It is not only being aware of using eco-friendly materials, but also being socially responsible. The textile industry should be better at sharing knowledge. Contributing to your local area, using local materials and resources. Making long lasting garments, recycling and contributing to the society.

Any specific scheme in preparation for 2018?
2018 is in for a bit more color and hopefully new collaborations.

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“My inspiration often comes from the beautiful nature of my home the Faroe Islands. There is a very special kind of ambiance in the air.”


https://www.klevang.com/

https://www.facebook.com/klevang.dk/

https://www.instagram.com/klevang_/

NEW DESIGNERS IN MARCHThis month we are thrilled to welcome a...

March 01 2018


                                      NEW DESIGNERS IN MARCH


This month we are thrilled to welcome a fresh selection of clothing and jewellery to our two stores! Nine independent and unique designers from Berlin and abroad. Read about these talented newcomers below. 


                                               HERMIONE FLYNN

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Hermione Flynn is a considered and harmonious union of concept, function and aesthetic, creating unisex collections without typical gender constraints. Through their designs the Berlin based label focuses on artistic integrity, versatility and impeccable craftsmanship. Their collections are often presented alongside a performance or film, as they engage not only with clothing but art, the body, time and space.

Find your favourite piece at STUDIO183 Flagship Store.


                                                      OBECTRA

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Obectra is the creation of Slovenian designer Blaž Čuk who began his label in 2010, whilst still a student in Ljubljana. His creativity and entrepreneurial finesse led him to emerge as Slovenia’s most promising fashion designer one year later. He then decided to relocate Studio Obectra to Berlin, where since 2012 he has been developing one unisex collection per year; to “slow down this fast fashion Industry” made for all seasons. His work is a statement in black, inspired by Berlin’s one of a kind nightlife culture. 

Do not miss the launch of Obectra at Studio183, 08.03.2018, from 6 to 9PM! 


                                                      LENTSIUS

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Lentsius Design is an independent Estonian label created in 2013 by Kairi Lentsius. She is a versatile artist offering a beautiful mix of conceptual fashion and accessories; her timeless jewellery designs blending the essence of Scandinavian minimalism with a unisex appeal. The unique collection has been developed alongside her father, Mart Lentsius, who masterfully crafts the designs in stainless steel and wood. 

Shop Lentsius at STUDIO183 Flagship Store


                                               SIMPLE COMMUNITY

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Simple Community is a fashion brand based in Amsterdam that offers multi-functional products made to ease people’s daily lives. The designers endeavour to highlight the present and give significance to functionality, practicality and quality of products. Simplicity is another key feature in the brand’s designs that are 100% handmade from leather and a traditional Turkish fabric, Kutnu. Comprised of silk and cotton, Kutnu fabrics are woven on hand looms of Gaziantep craftsmen.

Have a look at our “Meet the Designer” Interview with the Simple Community crew!

You can find their bags at the STUDIO183 Flagship Store.


                                                PULVA JEWELRY 

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Pulva Jewelry is an independent label founded and created by the designer Birgit, a member of the collective STUDIO HERTZBERG. She creates unique jewellery pieces from eco-friendly copper, silver and brass in her studio located in Neukölln, Berlin. The designer favours minimalistic geometric forms, raw stones and experimentation with the visual effects of metal patina and shiny surfaces. Pulva is an hommage to femininity, individualism and the perfectness of imperfect. 

Find your favourite Pulva item at STUDIO183 Flagship Store.

                                                 


                                                 JORINDE NISSE

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Jorinde Nisse launched her jewellery label in 2011 and is based in Berlin. Beading is at the heart of her jewellery, an ancient craft which lends itself to a multitude of interpretations. For the past fourteen years, she has been focusing on creating unique pieces in small series. She endeavours to make pieces that are both beautiful and enticing to touch. 

Find Jorinde Nisse’s creations at STUDIO183 in Bikini Berlin.


                                                       KLEVANG

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Klevang is a Nordic fashion brand based in Copenhagen. Proud of their Faroe Islands roots, the Danish label is inspired by the dark Nordic aesthetics. Surrounded by nature, Klevang takes inspiration from the elements as they strives to express chaos and harmony in one. The brand aims to design clothing for women who are individuals that follow their own sartorial intuition. Klevang can be characterised by a timeless design disrupted with raw details, focusing on quality materials and excellent craftsmanship.

Shop Klevang at STUDIO183 in Bikini Berlin.


                                                    ROBI AGNES

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Robi Agnes is a Lithuanian-based knitwear label founded in 2013 by two friends, Agne and Roberta. The luxurious knits are made from the highest quality natural fibres and fabrics, and designed for a woman who values quality and functionality. The diversity of the designers’ personalities is evident in their creations. Each garment provides the wearer with a sense of confidence and elegant finesse. The designs are practical and easy to wear as well as beautifully unique due to their subtle use of detailing. 

Find Robi Agnes at STUDIO183 in Bikini Berlin.


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Make sure to pop by our store locations, STUDIO183 Flagship Store & STUDIO183 Concept Gallery in Bikini Berlin to shop these new designers and our unique selection of clothing, jewellery and artwork. 

MEET THE DESIGNER - KAIRI LENTSIUS Lentsius Design is an...

February 28 2018


                        MEET THE DESIGNER - KAIRI LENTSIUS 


Lentsius Design is an accessories and clothing independent label created in 2013 by Kairi Lentsius, who is a versatile artist proposing an interesting combination of accessories and conceptual fashion design. In fact, her designs are symbolized by new materials and shapes, sustainability and incorporating technologies in the development of her line. On another hand, she has been developing handmade jewelleries and accessories in Estonia, in particular with her father Mart Lentsius, to create unisex Scandinavian chic and timeless pieces.

Shop Lentsius Design items at STUDIO183 Flagship Store.


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If you were…

… A country? Estonia 

… A song? “The Time Is Now” by Moloko

… An artist? David Hockney maybe?

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… A supernatural power? Flying

… A movie/series? Wes Anderson “The Royal Tenenbaums”

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… An invention? A clock

… A monument? Ai Weiwei’s “Good Fences Make Good Neighbours”

… A cocktail? Gin tonic

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… A book? The Magus

… An island? Saaremaa

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You have been working on different projects from print designs, accessories and garments, using original materials and technologies. Do you consider that it’s important to be a versatile artist?
I find it interesting to work in different mediums and to reinvent my ideas in different materials. I also prefer to think of myself as a product designer who loves fashion!

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Sustainability is a key feature of your work. At a citizen scale, how could we move toward an efficient sustainable development in your opinion?
Oh, I think about it every second day! It does sound like the basics but recycling should really be a part of everyones daily habits but it ain’t so. Also avoiding plastic bags is such an easy thing to do if one think that it brings benefit.
As a designer I like the idea that I produce as much as people buy from me. I don’t create large amounts of excessive trash to this world and I do take responsibility for it. We hardly create any left overs that can’t be recycled.

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What’s your biggest influence in your artwork?
Materials and people. My brother inspired me to start making jewellery with his knowledge about aircraft engineering, my dad inspired me to incorporate wood to my collections and my friends inspire me to create things for their niche.

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          Pictures have been shot by Getter Kuusmaa from Studio GET


http://lentsiusdesign.com/

https://www.instagram.com/lentsius/

https://www.facebook.com/lentsiusdesign/

MEET THE DESIGNER - SIMPLE COMMUNITYSimple Community is an...

February 28 2018


                    MEET THE DESIGNER - SIMPLE COMMUNITY


Simple Community is an accessory label based in Amsterdam and founded by two travel addicts sharing a common passion. Simple Community endeavours to make your daily life and journeys easier with multi-functional products. They give great importance to practicality, functionality and quality whilst keeping it simple! Their bags are originally designed, using traditional Kutnu fabric, which is made from silk and cotton and woven on the hand looms of craftsmen from Gaziantep in Turkey.


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If you were…

… A city? Izmir, Turkey

… An animal? Humming bird

… A drink? Aperol spritz

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… A season? Spring

… A song? Adventure of a lifetime

… One of the 5 senses? Taste

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… A festival? Coachella

… A nightclub? Single Fin, Bali

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… A plant? Palm tree

… A restaurant? Mangerie, Turkey

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Could you explain to us how you founded your community?
We are two friends who are passionate about traveling and easing our daily lives by using functional products. We love collecting memories and enjoying the life to the fullest so we created bohemian products with functional designs. We hope to share this feeling in our community.

3 adjectives to describe your crew?
Travel addict, passionate, joyful.

What’s your main objective for 2018?
Unite people in a community who share same interests and bring joy and a sense of belonging to their lives by using our products.

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www.simple-community.com

instagram.com/simplecommunitybrand

facebook.com/simplecommunitybrand

pinterest.com/simplecommunity

MEET THE COMPANY - TROPICAI Tropicai was founded in 2004 by...

January 18 2018


                               MEET THE COMPANY - TROPICAI 


Tropicai was founded in 2004 by Christine Grotendiek who is a coconut expert, in particular by living during 8 years in Philippines. It is the wish of Tropicai to let the local people know that their extraordinary products are appreciated elsewhere. This is why Christine ceaselessly supports sustainable development in the Philippines, the Solomon Islands and Sri Lanka.

Many thanks to Tropicai and its friendly team to be our sponsor during Berlin Fashion Week! 


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1. One word to describe Berlin?
- Fascinating.

2. Day or Night?
- Day.

3. Mountain or ocean?
- Ocean.

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4. Music or silence?
- Music.

5. Smoothie or Syrup?
- If we had a coconut smoothie we would choose the smoothie.

6. How came up the idea of Tropicai?
- I lived with my family for 8 years in the Philippines. My husband worked there as a bush pilot. I discovered the Virgin Coconut Oil there and was fascinated by the coconut palm tree. So on our return to Germany; I brought Virgin Coconut Oil with me and a vision. That was when Tropicai was born.

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7. One word to describe your team?
- Passionate.

8. Your 3 key values?
- Authenticity, love of life, creativity.

9. Your dream destination?
- White Island of Camiguin.

10. The product that you’re the most proud of?
- Our unique Coconut Blossom Vinaigrettes – the best seasoning sauces you have ever tried (and in case you haven’t tried them yet – you definitely should).

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11. The one that was the most tricky to develop?
- Our organic Coconut Milk Powder (coming soon …).

12. You’re involving people to share their upcycling ideas for your King coconut water bottles. What’s the best idea you received so far?
- Message in a bottle for lovely colleagues.

13. A coconut joke?
- Why did the coconuts not go to the ballet?
They were afraid of the nutcracker.

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14. Your objectives for 2018?
- To enthuse more people with our refreshing Tropicai coconut world.


https://www.tropicai.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Tropicai/

https://www.instagram.com/tropicai_cocoupyourday/

MEET THE COMPANY - TALMOTalmo is a Berlin based brand for...

December 21 2017


                                      MEET THE COMPANY - TALMO


Talmo is a Berlin based brand for stylishly designed electronic essentials. With backgrounds in e-commerce, design and the smartphone industry, this friendly team combine a passion for quality electronics and unique fashion-accessories. Their everyday tech items will help you stay fashionably charged and digitally connected at home and on the go.


You can find Talmo’s chargers at our both STUDIO 183 stores:

Brunnenstraße 183, 10119 Berlin

Budapester Str. 46-48, 10787 Berlin - Bikini Berlin - 1rst Floor


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1.  One word to describe Berlin?
Free

2.  Beer or bubbly?
I’m going to be cheeky and say Campari with OJ. (No hangover!)

3.  Mountain or ocean?
Born and raised island girl - Ocean!

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4.  Music or silence to design?
Definitly music - a good playlist can do wonders for creativity block.

5.  Abstract or Realistic?
Abstract - life’s already too real.

6.  Monochrome or colour?
Colour, all the way, the FULL spectrum.

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7.  Analogue or digital?
Digital clocks but analogue notes. Kindle for holidays but handwritten postcards. Spotify for music, but vinyl for cover art. That “oh yeah!” feeling you get when develop analogue photos you forgot you took. Did I confuse you yet?

8.  Best place to be creative?
Anywhere comfortable with: pen & paper, headphones, a computer - and LOTS of space to spread your ideas. I’m talking table, wall & floor.

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9.  Your own favourite design?
Our packaging

10.   An artist we should follow?
Currently crushing on @jackyblue__
https://www.instagram.com/jackyblue__/

11.  Your favourite Apple product?
Magic Mouse , anything else feels like navigating an awkward turtle across the desk.

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12.  What are the 3 key values of Talmo?
Quality, style & fun.
13.  The next big thing in tech?
Everyone’s talking about Voice.
14.  A last word to describe your brand?
The start of something great.

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https://talmo.eu/

https://www.facebook.com/talmo.eu/

https://www.instagram.com/talmo_official/

MEET THE DESIGNER - NO CURENo Cure Apparel originated in...

December 19 2017



                                  MEET THE DESIGNER - NO CURE


No Cure Apparel originated in Vancouver, Canada in 2013, founded by Jasmine Hirtz. With the hopes of infusing street style with mountain wear, the Pacific North West inspired No Cure to unearth the functional mechanism required to spend quality time outdoors. A perfect mix of comfort and original hand-made designs made through an exclusive small production in Berlin.


No Cure’s Collection is available at Studio 183, Brunnenstraße 183, 10119 Berlin.


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1. One word to describe Berlin?
Tantalizing

2. Beer or bubbly?
Beerz plz

3. Mountain or ocean?
Get me to the top of the mountain! So I can ski down to the sea ;);)

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4. Music or silence to design?
Hip Hop tracks, always.

5. Abstract or Realistic?
Abstracted reality, pretty much always.

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6. Monochrome or colour?
Colour (actually, no black in the collection!)

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7. Analogue or digital?
So much digital gains, my laptops got pains!

8. Best place to be creative?
At home with my sewing machine on the night before a special occasion.

9. Your own favourite design?
The blanket coat warming device, no fear of Winter with that coat on the rack.

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10. The best emoji?
Lately, the flames.

11. An artist we should follow?
Rae Sremmurd, a California hip hop duo keeping it tight. And for lady powers, Dua Lipa!!

12. Your favourite winter sport?
Skiing since I was 3, snowboarding since I was 14. Anything to get me down the hill fast.

13. What are the 3 key values of No Cure?
Quality, texture, love, love, love

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14. If your brand had a spirit animal, what would it be?
Polar bears, no fear of the cold.

15. A last word to describe your brand?
CreationStationInTheInnovationNation

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http://www.nocure.ca/

https://www.facebook.com/NOCUREAPPAREL/

https://www.instagram.com/nocureapparel/

Other article: http://www.just-take-a-look.berlin/berliner-label-no-cure-apparel/

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MEET THE DESIGNER DOLINERCould you please introduce yourself and...

August 19 2017


MEET THE DESIGNER DOLINER

Could you please introduce yourself and your brand?

My name is Gili and I am a detail explorer and maker, originally from Israel.  I graduated with a BA in jewellery design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Tel Aviv. 3 years ago I moved to Berlin where I am currently based.

I define myself as a detail explorer & maker because this describes best the essence of my practice which is expressed in all of my designs. My pieces stand on the fine line between art and design therefore you can find them in design stores like Studio183 and in galleries or art jewellery exhibitions, such as Joya Barcelona.

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What is the most important consideration when designing a new collection?

I don’t relate to the idea of creating seasonal collections. I choose to look at it more as a “growing collection”, quite like a personal jewellery box that you have at home, which contains jewellery from different periods in your life, and is characterised by various aesthetics.

What connects all the pieces together is simply the fact that they were all curated by the same person, who found a reason to have/keep each and every one of them. They are all connected in a way and hold different stories and memories within.

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Your jewelry pieces are sometimes playful in design, or a mix of ancient heritage and very modern. Where do you find inspiration?

My creative process starts with eyes wide open. I collect and document moments from my life and in my work I see the world through the enthusiastic eye of a child who’s experiencing things for the first time. I try to maintain this childish enthusiasm by provoking the viewer and by creating objects with Kinetic elements and hidden details, which trigger him or her to experience the same curiosity that I’ve experienced and transform them into material, into jewelry.

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For example my Chicken earrings, when not being worn, they are literally sitting and functioning as an object on a shelf with a lot of character.

Then, while functioning as earnings, they stand upright. I love to see the surprise on one’s face, as he discovers the hidden function of this Object-Earring.

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I also like the fact that they don’t just fulfill their job as earrings and go into a box. Each Chicken is made from many tiny parts and take a long time to make. It’s almost like being in a meditative state. I’m always happy with them. They make me smile.

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Your pieces are handmade and cared for with great attention to detail. Could you please let us know more about the production process?

To be honest I refer to “great attention to detail” in an almost obsessive way. My starting point are the small details, they are my trigger for creating. It can be a mechanism or a tiny piece of metal, I then find the extension of the thing that triggered me and express it in the piece.

My table is cluttered with tiny pieces and I work simultaneously on a few things at the same time. It might be connected to my A.D.H.D but the design process for me is like riddles that I keep inventing and which need solving. This is why when a “solution” appears in my mind I abandon the rest of my work and put all of my attention on finishing the piece.

What exciting plans do you have for the year ahead?

The next thing coming out is a new series of rings, the collection deals with expressions and moods. I can’t wait for them to be out! I promise you will also be able to find a couple of pieces in the lovely Studio 183.

I inform my customers about new pieces on Facebook & Instagram, you can follow me for updates.


Website - www.gilidoliner.com

Instagram - www.instagram.com/gili_doliner

Facebook - www.facebook.com/dolinerdesign

THROWBACK: ASSEMBLED HALF AT COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEKOn the...

August 14 2017


THROWBACK: ASSEMBLED HALF AT COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK

On the occasion of Copenhagen Fashion Week revisit last year’s streets in the Danish capital with the image snapped by the London-based super talented photographer, Eva Al Desnudo of Highsnobiety fame. The showgoer wears an impressive piece of the artistic brand, Assembled Half last year at Copenhagen Fashion Week SS17.

See the pic on her website and find more inspiration on her instagram, and fins Assembles Half pieces in both our Flagship store and the one in Bikini Berlin

BFW STREET STYLE // Part 4CHECK OUT MORE STUDIO183 BFW JULY 2017...

August 09 2017


BFW STREET STYLE //  Part 4

CHECK OUT MORE STUDIO183 BFW JULY 2017 STREET STYLE SNAPS

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Ruth, blogger


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Sandra, photographer

trousers: vintage, jacket: pull and bear, shoes: from tunisia

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Samira of Samieze, blogger

bag: Topshop, skirt and jacket: H&M

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Tammy, model

jacket: soniushde, jumpsuit: vintage, shoes: puma

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Nina, blogger

jeans: AG Jeans, top: Dr Denim, bag: Chanel, belt: Zara

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Brenda, influencer

MEET THE DESIGNER NADA QUENZELPlease introduce yourself and your...

August 04 2017


MEET THE DESIGNER NADA QUENZEL


Please introduce yourself and your brand!

As a product- and photo designer I’m combining two of my passions, featuring faces and showcasing handcrafted design. To transform the traditional millinery into a new and individual context, I’m spending a lot of time experimenting with different techniques and hat shapes. My designs underline the individuality of the wearer through a clear design. All models are carefully crafted in my studio in Berlin.

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What is the most important consideration when designing a new collection?

Many of my hats are unisex … timeless, puristic and universal. I pay special attention to wearing comfort. The summer hats are light, breathable and adapt themselves to the headshape of its wearer through their braided structure.

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For my Autumn/Winter collection I’m using fine hair felt, mainly in velour, smooth hair and melusine. Those materials not only impress with their classy optical characteristics and a soft grip, but furthermore they are warming, windproof and water-repellent.

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What inspires you the most? Do you have a muse?

The sources of my inspiration are very diverse, ranging from classic movies like Fellini’s 8 ½, to impressions from my travels as well as targeted searches for special materials. I found many rarities in old, traditional shops in Paris, for example.

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Could you please tell a bit more about the production process?

I produce my hat collection by hand, using traditional hat makers techniques, with special attention to high quality, natural materials. For example, for the braiding I’m using renewable raw materials, like paper yarn and parasisal straw. Paper yarn is made from silk paper, which is cut or torn into stripes, then coated with celluloid (bioplastics composed of cellulose).

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For parasisal straw, fibers from sisal agave are used. Handwoven hat bases, dyed in Italy serve as a starting material. Many of my hat models are developed on very old wooden hat blocks. Only a few models I’m shaping by hand. It takes time to create a perfect hat.

What exciting plans do you have for the year ahead?

The Autumn/Winter collection ‘17/18 will definitely be extended by a few models for men!

MEET THE DESIGNER LISA DOROSHENKOVACould you please introduce...

July 27 2017


MEET THE DESIGNER LISA DOROSHENKOVA

Could you please introduce yourself and your brand?

My name is Liza Doroshenkova, I am a designer of my own brand LisaDorochenkova (pronounced in French). The brand exists for more than three years now. It all started with noticing the variety of beautiful fabrics and a strong wish to do something with them. In the first year I haven’t created entire collections, rather I designed unique items for individual clients. Now I create tiny collections two times a year. The collections can be purchased through the Internet, in a Moscow showroom hhlvk, and in Studio183 in Berlin. I continue working with the individual clients as well, and I am always open to new opportunities of cooperation.

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What is the most important consideration when designing a new collection?

When I start to work on a new collection the first thing I create is a mood board. I look for new textures, forms, fabrics… a stormy creative moment. At the same time one should always remember for what, and -what is more important- for whom you are creating your clothes, should think about the people, what do they want to wear. That is why I carefully work on the construction of my clothes to make it not only interesting and gorgeous, but comfortable and convenient at the same time.

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What or who inspires you the most?

Every time I am inspired by different things: paintings, movies, music, nature, textures, cities, or architecture. Though probably most of all I am inspired by people: people around me, people on the photos, old photos, I love to observe them, to study their faces, costumes, small details in their outfits, accessories. 

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How would you describe your interaction with the materials you use in your collection?

The fabrics that I use to create the clothes are important for me. The priority for the garment is to feel comfortable, so I prefer to work with natural fabrics. At the same time I experiment a lot with the fabrics, I check their possibilities and limits. I paint the fabric, bleach it, I create the prints and embroideries, I tear the fabric up, strain it and do various manipulations to it. Not all the experiments I use eventually in my works, but the process itself absorbs me.

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What has been the best compliment someone has given you on your work?

A girl bought my dress to wear it for her sister’s wedding. She told me she would buy the dress even regardless of the wedding, she loved it so much. Fortunately the dress did not just suited the girl, but looked amazing on her. Later she wrote me a thank you letter full of warm wishes including the photos from the wedding - that was really touching and a pleasure to read.

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Can you tell us about any exciting plans for the year ahead?

I will keep on working. I would like to change the work process slightly to make it more efficient, but I won’t reveal the details for now. For my summer collection, I collaborated with a painter from Moscow, Katya Gavrilova, she created the images of shuttlecock for me. We both enjoyed working together, and plan to continue our cooperation.

I also wish to increase offline sales and start cooperating with new shops. And as always I am open to all new creative projects like movies, theatre, photography – these works are always interesting.


Website: dorochenkova.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fine.LisaD

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lisadorochenkova

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