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„wertSTOFF zündSTOFF” – Can Eco-Fashion actually look good?

Fashion Creations made from recycled materials where shown at the the “Starnberger Recyclinghof” last month. Usually this is the place where all your trash ends after it’s journey through different garbage bins. Here, were usually things are burned, creations where shown emerging from upcycled materials like phoenix from the ashes.

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Jumpsuit by Jaqueline Schönberg – Photo by Luis Carr

“Textile material”, in German “Textiler Werkstoff” is the key phrase leading to innovative material and design ideas.

Sixteen innovative labels from Berlin, Munich and Münster showed what can be done with this “recycled” or “upcycled” material:

Thokkthokk – MUNICH
Simón Ese – MUNICH/MEXICO
Format – BERLIN
Käufer(d)sein, Birgit Käufer – MÜNSTER
KNOT by Renata Hori – BERLIN/BRAZIL
Rohstoff Designer-Annett Borg – GERMANY
Hola Berlin, Designer-Mariangeles Aguirre – BERLIN
Mainseam- recycled fashion, Maren Schmitt – MAINZ
Elke Fiebig – BERLIN
Pearls Of Africa
Dunja Fausel
Jaqueline Schönberg
Palinka, Sophie Kellner – MUNICH
Kerstin Hoffmann – BERLIN
Lisa Simpson – BERLIN/BRAZIL
Steffi Müller – MUNICH

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Interview of Lisa Simpson & Steffi Müller by ARD/BR – Photos by Luis Carr

The show at the Recyclinghof wasn’t just a normal fashion show. Max Gilgenmann, a consultant for global cooperations of textile supply chains started out explaining the auditorium how the production of our everyday clothes works and what everyone can do as a consumerist to make textile production more sustainable and fair.

eco fashion wertstoff zündstoff starnberg

eco fashion wertstoff zündstoff starnberg

eco fashion wertstoff zündstoff starnberg

eco fashion wertstoff zündstoff starnberg

eco fashion wertstoff zündstoff starnberg

Photos by Luis Carr

The location of this industrial building fitted those “basic urban looks” perfectly and while the models balanced in their Eco-Fashion over the catwalk, basic terms like “slow fashion” and “nature fashion” were explained. All to raise awareness for the circumstances of textile production and how its future might be shaped by creations of young designers like the once seen at this unique fashion show.

eco fashion wertstoff zündstoff starnberg

Jumpsuit by Jaqueline Schönberg – Photo by Patrick Mirlach

eco fashion wertstoff zündstoff starnberg

A special dressing room. this is real industrial style! – Photo by Patrick Mirlach

Elisabeth Carr the initiator of the event earned her never ending applause at the end of this Prêt-à-porter-Show as much as the designers, models and moderators. And as well as the workers from the Recyclinghof, who also showed their typically orange clothing for the final applause. Without recycling Eco-Fashion wouldn’t be possible. And who knows – maybe Upcycling is the key to future’s fashion in a world with limited resources. The good news is: Eco-Fashion can look fantastic and you wouldn’t spot the difference. Have a glance on the pieces of this educational and yet fashionable evening yourself:

eco fashion wertstoff zündstoff starnberg

eco fashion wertstoff zündstoff starnberg

eco fashion wertstoff zündstoff starnberg

Photos by Cora Kosch

-Special thanks to Sophie Kellner (Creative Director “wertSTOFF zündSTOFF”) for making this amazing night possible!-

Sophie Kellner (Creative Director "wertSTOFF zündSTOFF")

Sophie Kellner (Creative Director “wertSTOFF zündSTOFF”) – Photo by Luis Carr

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Patrick Mirlach (Creative Director Lilac & Vermilion) & Sophie Kellner (Creative Director “wertSTOFF zündSTOFF”) – Photo by Luis Carr

 

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