- nelou talks to (5): Alexandra Dohmen – Brazil meets Europe Alexandra Dohmen brings together European Fashion and Brazilian traditions. The designer is Brazilian by birth and lives and works in Landgraaf. Every item of her collections is influenced by Brazilian traditions and is full of vivid inspiration and contrasts. For Alexandra Dohmen it is clear that fashion does not always need to be black or white in colour. Vibrant colours... Read more
- nelou talks to (4): Asneh – A Good Karma Label with Scandinavian Roots The Rotterdam-based label creates fashion for independent and self-conscious women who want to show off their stylish feminine style. The synergy between Scandinavian aesthetics and those of more colourful cultures is central to each collection. At the heart of Asneh is love – love for quality, for well-thought design and a good karma. Which three words sum up... Read more
- 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
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.