Category: Fashion

PowerSuit to the People

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“We make garments that inspire and activate the wearer to go beyond the daily grind.”

Fashion week is still upon us in NYC, but the hyper-commercialized branding fest nowadays referred to as “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week” at Lincoln Center is none of our concern. Instead S2S ventured out to see artist’s Aliya Bonar‘s art performance and pop-up store PowerSuits Boutique. We’re not talking about those tacky 1980s shoulder pads here but hand-made garments and  even objects.

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Welcome to David and Galstaun Studio

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FashionshowAre you looking for a cool location for a photo shoot, a fashion show or an exhibition?  Your search is over. David & Galstaun Studio is Berlin’s premier photography studio and exhibition showroom, owned by Matthias David and Simone Galstaun. Located in a stylish loft in the heart of Prenzlauerberg’s Kastanienallee, David & Galstaun Studio offers a sprawling space of over  220 square meters that can be rented for your productions.

Station to Station met up with Simone Galstaun to take a peek behind the scenes and find out what drove David and Galstaun to create this amazing studio space that most recently hosted the fashion showcase for the label Birke van Maartens and was the setting for an exciting event within the Berlinale 2014 last Saturday.

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Hashtag Hashart

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HashartOriginally Till Leinen and Jonathan Schmalöer wanted to realize diverse projects without a commercial attempt. They sprayed walls with digitally constructed designs, created Christmas cards and even produced short film clips. 4-5 months ago the idea for a clothing line came to life. The evolvement of the initial idea to the actual end product took some time, as Till and Jonathan only wanted to publish results they were 100 % satisfied with.

On December 1st the two designers launched their online store: Hashart!

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Hemdless: Interview with Christian Schinnerl + Lisa Polk

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“When you have content the form almost finds itself automatically.”

Berlin turned into a catwalk this week. Fashion Week Berlin   attracts designers and everyone who is influential in fashion. Movers and shakers in the fashion industry, media representatives and celebrities came together in Berlin to see the trends of the next season.

Fashion also played an important role for S2S Berlin this week, but not with fashion on the catwalk or what you would buy in a boutique – not yet at least.

The world of fashion often focuses on beauty, perfection or flawlessness and it doesn’t stop there. The cuts of clothing are designed for bodies with certain proportions, neglecting those with a different physique, plus size folks, and people with physical disabilities. Lisa Polk and Christian Schinnerl dealt with this topic and designed clothing for people with Trisomy21– Down Syndrome. As clothes off the rack do not fit, due to sleeves that are too short, collars that are too tight or simply the length of the shirt that doesn’t suit their body proportions, they decided to start creating a shirt collection. Stefanie Tendler of S2S talked to Polk and Schinnerl about their amazing project.

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Thomas Behrens: Brave New Design

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Thomas Behrens is a fashion designer with a special vision. He is not interested in creating clothes for profit, rather Thomas Behrens  strives to design a really good jacket that lets you dream and realize your fantasies. Hence, his collections are more conceptual than commercial in nature. A great emphasis is placed on workman-ship, materials and distinguishing characteristics. Thomas Behrens  rebels against the cultural wasteland and boredom that prevails in fashion today. Which in turn, incites him to never work with beautiful but banal clichés like frills and felt flowers – just because it is fashionable. Thomas Behrens  is finding innovation in precision.

After someone advised  Thomas Behrens to concentrate on realistic everyday fashion he decided to create one last couture collection, inspired by Superstudio, the Italian architecture group who had a major influence on the Radical Architecture movement of the late 1960s. Like his architectural predecessors, Thomas Behrens’ design is heavily influenced by futuristic landscapes. The collection is called “Prototype” – challenging all aspect of design and technical limits. The collection is as much Behrens’ manifesto as it is a critique of contemporary fashion and the constraints of commerce. Ever the provocateur, Thomas Behrens staged a guerilla fashion show right in front of the main event tent during Berlin’s Fashion week.

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