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MEET THE DESIGNER Inga Meyer BerlinCould you please introduce...

July 29 2017


MEET THE DESIGNER  Inga Meyer Berlin


Could you please introduce yourself and your brand?

My name is Inga. I have studied Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London – a long time ago, and I have been working as an Art- and Creative Director in the field of advertising and design for many years. Recently I have created my new label Inga Meyer Berlin, or also used under the initials “I’M Berlin”

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

I love creating strong visual worlds and I’m intrigued by the city of Berlin and its stories. I believe this combination makes my designs special. It is both a fashion statement and a Berlin statement.

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Your designs are strongly connected to the iconic sights of Berlin. How does Berlin inspire you in your designs?

The designs are inspired by the city and depict different famous sites of Berlin in a modern and abstract way. These Berlin sights are shown in new perspectives and are combined with powerful colours and strong graphical shapes. That way the scarves become both a very refined fashion accessory as well as a sophisticated souvenir from Berlin.

I love silk – it warms you when it’s cold and it cools you down in hot weather. These fine scarves are being produced in Como, Northern Italy – right in the heart of traditional Italian silk manufacturing.

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What exciting plans do you have for the year ahead?

I am currently working on new designs. On top of that I am also planning on producing my Berlin Scarfs in a new material: wool. For that I will be working with a small, family run fair trade production in India. I have run a couple of test prints on wool with them and they came out beautifully – with colours just as bright and strong as on silk!

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Website: www.ingameyerberlin.com

Facebook:  facebook.com/ingameyerberlin

Instagram: @inga_meyer_berlin

MEET THE DESIGNER TANJA CHRISTIANI Please introduce yourself and...

July 11 2017


MEET THE DESIGNER TANJA CHRISTIANI


Please introduce yourself and your brand!

My name is Tanja Christiani, I’m a Berlin-based fashion designer focusing on womenswear.

After a term abroad at Central Saint Martin’s in London I graduated at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW Berlin) and founded my eponymous label at the end of 2015.

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What or who inspires you the most?

Modern Architecture has always been a big inspiration for me. My graduate collection was inspired by buildings of Mies van der Rohe, Frank O. Gehry and Zaha Hadid, thus when I founded my label I just went on. Usually I just pick some buildings or their layouts, trace parts of it on transparent paper, deconstruct it and put it on the body. I would say architects and their work inspire me the most.

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

My love for architecture and sculptures which influences the shape, colour and textures of my designs. I deconstruct and distort given forms to merge them into something new. The first sketches of a collection are always quite opulent, with a lot of unnecessary details - for my taste. So I downscale these details until the garments are wearable. Besides wearability, quality, femininity and fit are the most important things in my collections. Clear cuts and feminine silhouettes are made from high-quality fabrics. I renounce the use of fur, leather, silk and wool and everything from sample to the final garment is made in Berlin.

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How you would describe your affinity and your interaction with the materials you used in your collection?

It is important to note that all the fabrics are high quality and vegan. I especially like working with volume, cuts, textures and colors. I love black, it is timeless and goes with everything, that is why I use black in every collection and pair it with other colors from my research and my inspiration.

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

We just shot our Spring/Summer ‘18 collection and in September the Autumn/Winter ‘17 collection “Városkép” will be on sale. In 2017 we want to start to develop and find more stores outside of Berlin to sell our collections.