Tuesday, July 29, 2008
KARSTADT NEW GENERATION AWARD NOMINEES-BOESSERT/SCHORN
BERLIN PRESENTS DESIGNERS UNDER THE RADER
Words, Pics Judith Ecochard
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week-Bebelplatz, Berlin
July 18th, 18:00
We were excited to see this show as is somewhat like the GEN ARTS Fashion award in the U.S.A.
Three labels got to participate in front of a panel of judges and a packed house of enthusiastic supporters.
Although our pick…did not win (but had a lot of editor types that thought the label should have…details in a later posting)…all lines were victorious in a way. And got boat loads of support from the German press.
Duo Sonia Boessert and Brigitte Schrorn crafted a largely BLACK, functional, easy to wear collection for S/S 09. In business since 2003, the ladies have a devoted following in Germany and Japan for these breezy dresses and separates.
Draped or gathered silks were techniques that are signature cuts for Boessert/Schorn... came off as polished sophistication. Our pick for a night out is the black tunic/mini dress with a gathered waist, intricately made two part sleeve details, and a color block neckline. Nice.
Billowing, pocketed pants were made interesting with stripped fabric inserts, and a loose drawstring beige pair sported a solid black strip up the seams.
The press material had Boessert/Schron preferring “muted colors, crumpled material, unobtrusiveness, nonchalance, contradiction.”
We couldn’t of phrased it better.