Saturday, September 27, 2008
MACQUA: BERLIN LABEL’S DEBUT IN NEW YORK S/S ‘09
CONTEMPORARY URBAN COLLECTION WITH GLOBAL APPEAL
September 10th, 2008 –
Eyebeam- West 21st Street, NYC
Words, Pics by Judith Ecochard
We were so totally jazzed by the Berlin fashion designers we saw this past July... that we were more than happy to check out the RTW collection of one of Germany's top up and coming labels, MACQUA.
And we're happy to say Meike Vollmar, the brains of the brand-got it (mix/match cool clothes) RIGHT.
The fashionistas will soon catch on...after all, this was a strong outing of wearable, trendy short dresses, belted mini trenches and skirts, high waist trousers, and can wear with denim- tops with a shine…and the fiercest oversized satchels we saw all week.
We got a chance to chat with Vollmar backstage after the show. A striking, model like woman, Macqua’a color palette was inspired by a “trip to Morocco” this year.
The largely black/white and earth tones of the clothes were cut with a sexy swagger…which has earned the designer boatloads of accolades in her home country.
The results are polished daywear for trendsters living in the Mitte district (Berlin), the 13th Arrondisement (Paris), or somewhere off the “L” train (Brooklyn).
IMHO: USA Retailers should take notice...we think bloggers are already clued in.