- 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
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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