Thursday, July 29, 2010


Mitte, Berlin

Words, Images Judith Ecochard 

It was a hot one---but a leafy courtyard was a nice, calm setting for the midday alfresco show by of C Neeon a German label founded by Clara Kraetsch and Doreen Schulz, who met in 2001 at the Kunsthochschule Berlin college.

We haven’t seen their rtw show for over a year---so it was nice to see how evolved the collection has become.

The detailed, painterly crafted fabrics are the story here---truly exceptional…a point made at the subtly dramatic ending when coverlets were floated to the ground---ready to be admired up close.

Because the designs were geometrically divided===spatially sophisticated yet wearable (mimicked in the models braided hair style which will probably not catch-on)…

We thought the simple silhouettes of breezy long dresses, leggings, tops with fringe attachments--- the ideal way to show up the incredible graphics.

Also origami-like folded fabrics---very labor intensive and walking works of textile art IMHO--- explains the MASSIVE popularity of C.Neeon in Japan...and how cool---paired with richly detailed leggings and kickers!

Clever---a striped pattern…in an easy wear ensemble made from what looked like stretchy cotton jersey.

This is a really interesting collection---as such we think Americans looking for unique attire---should check out the shop list on C.Neeon’s site.

We know the duo has shown at Project here in the USA…and so far, a few trendy, edgy boutiques like Seven in NYC serve up the label.