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i n s p i r a t i o n : Julia PerekriostovaCheck out the AW17...

August 29 2017

i n s p i r a t i o n: CeciSTATELESS VAGABONDSA land of sands...

August 29 2017


i n s p i r a t i o n: Ceci


STATELESS VAGABONDS

A land of sands ocean wide,

where home is only a

momentary illusion.

Abandoned by the cosmos,

I walk on, with less

possessions to weight me down.

Finding the oasis where misery will cease.

Free of conformity,

because

freedom has no constraints,

and I have non either.

And whilst my eyes wander,

constantly pulled in all directions,

I become a stateless vagabond.

The wind carries the clouds,

like dusty shadows veil me.

And all of the sudden I realise

none is my own.

Never lost to a chosen fate.

Better to walk without knowing where

than to sit aimlessly.

Desire of the intangible,

a pursuit of solitude.


A free spirit desires the intangible - the meaning of existence. The AW17 collection is inspired by the stateless vagabonds, the Tuareg soul in us. CECI breaks the monotony and chooses easiness and effortless elegance.

The journey of a estranged nomad, never lost to her fate. Colours that describe the spirit and depth of her solitude:

Dusty Shadowed Black. Intangible Tuareg Blue. Cloudy Veiled Grey. Sunset Sandy Burgundy.

The distressed and yet light - warmed experience of the wanderer in the Saharan sunset: Rough textures of denim, wool blends for protection from sandstorms in life, and laser burnt textures to express the feeling of warmth in the sun.

Lazy silhouettes that show the illusions of the indescribable. Drifting in spaces with no constraints. Shelters made by heavy layering. Draping elements to veil the spirit of the wearer allowing a fluent transformation in nature.


Check out or interview with the designer on the blog here.

Inspiration: Nadine NowOne of the main sources of inspiration for...

August 25 2017

jessicadettinger:NEW COLLECTION TITEL INSPIRATION: FORM OF...

August 23 2017


jessicadettinger:

NEW COLLECTION TITEL

INSPIRATION: FORM OF INTEREST.

The new collection of FORM OF INTEREST., ‘We are the daughters of the witches you did not burn’ rebels against the norm and questions the status quo in terms of gender identity, political messages and the function and economy of clothing. 

The brand keeps its wearer open for new forms of being, encourages to be curious, to question and look for the answers in new realms.

Get inspired by their visuals on their tumblr.

INSPIRATION from VIS A VISMinimalism and a paired back aesthetic...

August 18 2017


INSPIRATION from VIS A VIS

Minimalism and a paired back aesthetic meet an emphasis on comfort in the design thinking of this brand. The white paint on the white canvas encapsulates this approach perfectly.

Check out their designs on their website, and find more inspirational images on their Instagram.

INSPIRATION from Elizabeth LeflarAmerican-born, Berlin-based...

August 17 2017


INSPIRATION from Elizabeth Leflar


American-born, Berlin-based jewelry designer Elizabeth Leflar often finds inspiration from the shapes, forms and materials found in nature. She loves “dancing down the windswept beaches, climbing the rocks and peering into tidal pools” - revisit our interview with her here.

Her Marbled shield earrings -pictured- are available in our Bikini Berlin store.

MEET THE DESIGNER TAM ARACould you please introduce yourself and...

August 08 2017


MEET THE DESIGNER TAM ARA


Could you please introduce yourself and your brand?

Hi, I am Tamara Bodnarova and I create womenswear under the TAM ARA brand. I have always been tempted by fashion and I decided to produce clothing so I could change the way of thinking about quality and style.

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

When thinking of a new collection, I always start with the material. That is most important to me. We wear clothes all the time, so they should feel pleasant on the skin.

You really attend to the needs of women while designing your collections. Your pieces are made from natural materials such as wool, silk, cotton and linen, so that they would be comfortable to wear. Could you please let us know more about your ideal woman to design for? Do you have a muse?

I do not have a muse in particular. When designing, I like to think of a busy woman, who quite often has to spend all day wearing the same clothes and wants to feel comfortable and a little more distinct too.

Natural materials are great for day-long wearing because they are breathable. My personal favorite, wool is a great insulator and repels water and dirt. These materials are also very pleasant for me to work with. I tend to design minimalist clothes and play with patterns. Sometimes, I put in a bright color to balance the bald cut. I want my garments to be able to stand out or to nicely complement the look, depending on the wearer’s mood.

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Where do you find inspiration?

My desire to create originally came from the love for textiles, so I usually let fabrics speak to me. Besides that, the inspiration comes from the streets as I love watching people. And there are still plenty of ideas stuck in my head and some pop out during the creative process.

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Your pieces are created under sustainable practices. Could you let us know more about the production process?

I strive for sustainability in several areas. I use natural materials as they are biodegradable. I try to use local suppliers as much as possible. For example, the cotton I work with was mostly woven in the Czech Republic and I buy locally produced threads and haberdashery.

The working conditions are very important for me. I hate the idea of a huge amount of people working in a terrible and dangerous environment. All my products are made either by me, or by a seamstress in the Czech Republic. This way I know exactly who made which piece and moreover, it helps to reduce travel costs. I like to have limited collections and not to produce too much stock of one type of garment, the clothes are then a little more exclusive and less waste is produced. When I have any excess material, I try to think of some other way of using it.

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What exciting plans do you have for the year ahead?

My brand is still very young, so everything is exciting and new for me. What I would like the most, though, is to make women (and men too) think more about what they wear, what it is made of, where and how it was produced. And, to think more about themselves, who they are and if what they wear reflects that. I am here to help them with all this :)


Instagram: www.instagram.com/tam_ara_praha

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TamAraPRG

Website: www.tam-ara.cz

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.