- 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
Carla Cixi was born in Sardinia (Italy). She studied history of art and museology at DAMS in Turin and has been living and working in Berlin since 2008. She started to create her own designs through needlecraft and crocheting at a very young age by modifying and recycling different garments. When Carla moved to Berlin she got involved in the upcycling movement and found a way to express what she had always been doing by incorporating the philosophy into her own designs. It is important for her to see and feel the clothes in order to find inspiration for her designs. Once she has found the right materials to realise her idea she cuts the recycled clothes and textiles into thin strips which she then uses to crochet opulent sculptural designs.