- nelou talks to (3): Young Designer Janna Lenartz After doing a burqa as project at university, an internship at Vivienne Westwood and her beginnings in Prenzlauer Berg, Janna Lenartz founded her store and studio in Berlin-Charlottenburg. There she moved her focus away from jersey dresses for expecting mothers and concentrated more on doing her own thing – high-quality fashion for everyday. She still succeeded in... Read more
- nelou talks to (2): Young Designer Clara Kaesdorf Clara Kaesdorf is a 26-year-old fashion designer with a focus on sustainable and extravagant design. The collections are defined by a non-stop flow of colours and prints with great attention to detail and use of high-quality fabrics. She founded her label in 2013 with the ambition to create clothes that are suitable for any occasion... Read more
- nelou talks to (1): Berlin-based Label P|AGE The Berlin label P|AGE has been in existence since 2012. Two sisters of Polish descent are behind this project: fashion designer Iwona and management expert Ania. Each of their sustainably produced clothing and jewellery items tells a story. For example, the story of the women in San Juan in Guatemala. During a trip there, they... Read more
The label art point was founded in 1993 in Moscow. Since 1999, under the leading of the designer Lena Kvadrat, 2 collections per year are being produced, which are distributed in one main store in Vienna, as well as in international trade fairs in Europe and in Japan.
Lena Kvadrat sees fashion as a means of communication and as a sign language, which serves a much more direct and coded signals. She has lived and worked in parallel in Vienna and in Moscow for several years, and has went thereby beyond real and virtual borders.
Each collection is dedicated to a different theme, and is implemented in abstract ways together with fashion history.
Lena Kvadrat: "Fashion allows us to push the boundaries of our own ideas about ourselves, and also the boundaries of space and time. It gives us the opportunity to fully combine the past with the present, the distant with the close. In this way, virtual images are made part of our personal beliefs".