- 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
Katha Harrer and Michael Ellinger the founder of the fashion label 'km/a' design and manufactures a unique counterpoint to clothes conformity off the shelf.
Their items are innovative, athletic, functional, unisex and timeless. They are characterized by unusual materials, distinct individuality, comfortable casual wear and appearance.
There is a big emphasize on handwork, and not necessarily on manufacturing techniques of mass production, for example the good old hand bleach technique. Each garment is inspired by a personal touch, and it has, in the truest sense of the word, the personal handwriting of Katha Harrer and Michael Ellinger. they see their clients as people, who have their own lifestyle and would like to communicate that through a competent dressing.
What is km/a? The new reinvented speedometer label logo stands for the fast changing fashion trends, says the designer.
Katha Harrer "I see the whole thing as an experiment, as I usually go with my collections to fairs and thereby have a direct contact with my customer. This personal work is actually very important to me, as it now functions as "screen to screen", and I let myself happily be surprised".