Berlin Fashion Week | Vladimir Karaleev

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I would love to have stayed and swayed with the models through the summer air to the sound of Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Back and forth. Back and forth, turn once, look fabulously bored, and twirl your undone hair – the perfect activity on a day like this. Karaleev’s fashion was like his models, idly hanging around on their lanky, long-limbed bodies. But what exquisite hanging!

Nothing fit perfectly, not one garment was crease-free, there was no glamour, no glitz, no glory, just clothes you’d want to wear. Right now. Because when you’re at the mercy of a heatwave, you need voluminous, airy materials, bermudas, and cotton maxi dresses more than you need your best friend.

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And whites in all shades, which don’t only work on holiday beaches. Extra freshness came in the form of large-scale prints – flowers and color blocks in blue, yellow, and orange – on shirts, or under transparent skirts. And oxygen poured in through slits in shirts and gaps between layers. Cooling just to look at. Thank you.

Photos Jessica Barthel
Text by Anne Postrach

This post is a collaboration with Derzeit

Berlin Fashion Week | Augustin Teboul

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You would think that presentations should give greater scope for designers to tell their story compared to the narrow confines of a runway show. Very rarely is that the case though.

Design duo Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul really showed how it should be done. The scene was grand and sophisticated, with silver trays of vodka cocktails weaving amongst the guests and Chopin playing from a grand piano.

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The atmosphere on the other hand was full of sexual tension, like finding yourself at an exclusive high society party and forever feeling that an orgy is about to break out at any moment.

Models draped themselves across the couches and furniture in provocative poses, flowers arranged in huge sculptural forms rose up around them. Black lace was pulled tight across skin. Sheer silk, often embellished with glossy black beads, was draped from the shoulder and waist in varying volumes and lengths. A tougher edge took the form of leather jackets and pants in biker styles.

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Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul

The word presentation doesn’t accurately describe the final result – this was a performance.

Text by James Castle

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Léa Peckre | Sold out !


Talented Léa Peckre, Mona Lisa of fashion

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Léa Peckre, winner of Festival d’Hyères 2011, sold her previous collections during an exhibition. Friends, collectors and institutions buy most of the pieces and made it a success.

The next step is september, Léa Peckre will introduce her line Léa Peckre with a « surprise » she said.