Wednesday, July 30, 2008
MARCEL OSTERTAG-WINNER OF KARSTADT NEW GENERATION AWARD
AN ACCOMPLISHED SPRING/SUMMER 2009 COLLECTION
MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK
July 18th, 17:00 Bebelplatz, BERLIN
Words, Pics-Judith Ecochard
Marcel Ostertag's pulled together models wore an adroit pastiche of BOHO print dresses mixed up with chic beige separates...
that reminded us of a Donna Karan show with dabs of McQueen/Galliano’s expert tailoring mixed in.
THE DESIGNER: No wonder the runway performances were so FINISHED…Marcel Ostertag is a graduate of University of Arts/Central St. Martins College in London-with laboring stints at top-notch fashion houses Paul Smith, Dunhill and Burberry.
THE COLLECTION: Joining the Menwear looks-a handsome bunch of black/grey/white separates… are some very well made playful summer… and serious urbanite polished looks for ladies that referenced the late 70’s (think Lauren Hutton/Ali McGraw).
These are impact, structured looks-with precise cuts worthy of a bespoke Saville Road veteran.
Ostertag also makes use of exotic materials like feathers-as in painstakingly applied to a trench coat that we tried on at the Premium tradeshow-and could have flown away in.
A neutral, creamy beige with yellow hints ruled sophisticated safari/military jackets and gathered tops accessorized with wide leather belts will probably be seen on the streets of London, Paris and London.
Plus, we saw ourselves living in the cropped and full-length pants with pockets that lay perfectly flat to flatter.
Knockouts also included a lace over-layed on a puffy, belted mini dress and iridescent pearl fringes on a downright flappery sheath.
RETAIL: A number of boutiques in Europe...MARCEL OSTERTAG