- 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
Monkey on my shoulder conquers wardrobes worldwide!
Monkey on my shoulder is an independent label created by the established Austrian designer Gina Drewes in 2010. Clients and likewise stylists have been thrilled about the Monkeys from the very beginning and soon they got coverage in Fashion TV and the Japanese Fuji TV broadcasts. Vocalists SOFI (deadmau5), Blaya (Buraka som sistema) and Jenna G discovered Gina’s creations as an effective styling accessory for their music videos and live shows.
Distinct colours, fabrics and styles give every monkey – and particularly it’s owner – a very personal note. This accessory flatters every woman and every figure, regardless if it comes with puff-sleeves, ¾-sleeves, feathers or wildly fringed. The monkey is exceptionally refreshing, since it offers plenty of possible combinations: Wearing it either to an evening gown, a little black dress or a t-shirt, it will simply enhance every outfit.
All collections are handmade at the Viennese headquarter. Needless to say, that high-class materials, perfect patterns and precise manifacturing are Gina’s standards.
By the way, the monkeys are very exclusive creatures, since only 5 of each kind actually exist. They move in the wild, equipped with a serial number and a tiny logo-pin and are keen on being caught by fashionistas.
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