Thursday, July 31, 2008
UNRATH & STRANO- JET SET S/S 09 COLLECTION FROM SEASONED DUO
UNRATH & STRANO- DASHING S/S 09 COLLECTION FROM SEASONED DUO
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Bebeplatz, Berlin
July 18th, 22:00
Unrath and Strano is a clothing brand worthy of the debonair audience that turned out for the runway show. For S/S 09 their second “Celebrity” line and a few mens’ looks debuted on the catwalk---joining their designer priced collection.
BACKSTORY: German Klaus Unrath and Italian (via Switzerland) Ivan Strano launched their eponymous line (1999) after stints with the glorious Vivienne Westwood labels. Both are skilled tailors who know how to drape, twist and fit the materials to perfection.
THE SHOW: A largely red/black/white palette of colorfully splattered swirling, stripped and solid luxe fabrics that reminded us of the drama of Italian maestro Robert Cavalli. We loved the signature sleeves-one side cap, the other side sensuously twisted-for an interesting and sensuous look that reveals a women’s clavicle but is not too va-va-voom.
There were a few overtly sexy pieces like an above the knee clingy pink dress-with a deeply draped neck- with gathered side seams-that had a few editors sniffing “…for the Russian wives…” ( a comment, we found hilarious). There was also a glam pink maillot swimsuit---prehaps destined for those Russian owned Benedettis.
Guys were all in black…with loose drawstring pants and a show the chest hair black v-neck tee beneath a tuxedo like jacket with double pocket flaps on one side...and one flap on the other that was elegantly casual. Casual casual was a tight tight tight black denim-ish pants with matching safari-like jacket with white stitching.
CELEB FAN: OLYMPIC WINNER KATRINA WITT
FUN AFTER-PARTY: At Weekend-that was jammed.
UNRATH AND STRANO
Words, Judith Ecochard