Thursday, July 31, 2008

Route Design...stretching the definition of fashion

Route is a Brooklyn project base for interdiscinplinary collaboration between designer Nini Hu and artists from various fields. Past projects include clothing specific dance performance, video installation and sound installation. Route fashion ccollection derives from the aesthetics and concepts of the projects, bringing avant-guard to everyday dressing. The designs encourage user creativity and stretch the definition of fashion.

Route Design @ III/Platform 1, AB Projektgalerie, Torstrasse 96_ Berlin Fashion Week 08

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

wie schön grober strick sein kann...

When the Vikings came to the Faroe Islands, a Thousand Years ago, sheep were set free in the though, rocky and windy Faroese landscape. The sheep have been out there ever since, living in unique conditions - these sheep in the rough North Atlantic nature live outside in freedom throughout the year.

This is a good thing to have in mind when you wear the skin products from Gudrun & Gudrun.The special living conditions also explain why these tough sheep have developed their unique skin and wool.

Gudrun & Gudrun are aware of these proporties and turn them to account when creating their products. A combination of the latest tanning techniques and a unique design makes the products from Gudrun & Gudrun the climax of a thousand years of expertise.

The major part of the collection is handmade by Faroese and Jordanian women

Our most sold ever line of classic sweaters is made from 100% untreated and undyed Faroese wool. The Faroese sheep are living in the mountains all year round - living on unfertilized grass. The vest with star pattern from the fw 07 pictures is also from the same line.

The Faroese yarn and lambskins used in the G&G production are waste products. The sheeps are kept for the mutton, so no animals are used for our production only.
In our new accessories line we use fish leather. This is also a waste product. The fish is caught for eating - and we make use of the skins.

The projektGALERIE Showrooms, 17.-19.07.08, Berlin Fashion Week

Rundgang 08 - Tage der offenen Tür der UdK Berlin | 18.-20. Juli 08

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

pics aus berlin - showroom modeklasse, kunsthochschule weissensee

Temporary Showroom vom 19.07.08 im Palazzo Italia, Unter den Linden 10