Episode 8 — Eighties Ragers of Fringe Fashion & the People’s Patterns–PT 1

Hello and thank you so much for tuning into this week’s episode which you can also find here.

As promised, you can find key dates, concepts as well as accompanying images to the editorials discussed in this week’s episode below.

Images & Editorials

“Sommer Blusen”

In Sommer Blusen/summer blouses, Ute Mahler uses rather ethereal photograph to promote a blouse pattern. The buttondown is rather simple, plaine white, thin reverse notched collar with a large patch pocket and a gathered yoke shoulder detail.. The model is standing thigh-deep in a lake gazing off into the distance while squeezing out her hair which is in a high ponytail and styled with a polka dotted headband to complement her black shorts. The styling is rather straightforward and nothing really special, but it’s the background which sets the stage for an ethereal fashion fantasy. You see an elegant gradation greys fading into an abyss of fog. So there is something quite otherworldly about this photograph…..almost like an Alfred Stieglitz.

“Sommer Blusen” Sibylle, 1/1980, Ute Mahler Source: Sibylle: Zeitschrift fuer Mode und Kultur 1956–1995

“Sibylle Introduces”

Continuing with Sibylle Introduces the second issue features Ute Mahler’s poetic photographs of the ballerina Jutta Deutschland while also promoting dress patterns. She’s shown casually posing against a bench at a train station and performing an arabesque against a Trabant on a quiet street in Prenzlauer Berg.

“Sibylle Introduces” Ute Mahler. Sibylle 2/1980. Source: Sibylle: Zeitschrift fuer Mode und Kultur 1956–1995

Hannelore Gabriel Illustrations

Illustrations from chief designer at Exquisit Berlin, Hannelore Gabriel. Caption for this reads: the summer fashions emphasize a feminine silhouette in light fabrics and bright colors.

Illustrations for Summer 1988 Exquisit Collection

“Sachliche Mode”

Typical of Ulrich Wuest’s work this editorial designed around promoting new design patterns, features hard graphic lines and architectural elements to underline the nuances of each pattern piece/garment while distinguishing his high-modernist style.

“Sachliche Mode” Ulrich Wuest. Sibylle, 1/1984. Source: Sibylle: Zeitschrift fuer Mode und Kultur 1956–1995
“Sachliche Mode” Ulrich Wuest. Sibylle, 1/1984. Source: Sibylle: Zeitschrift fuer Mode und Kultur 1956–1995
“Sachliche Mode” Ulrich Wuest. Sibylle, 1/1984. Source: Sibylle: Zeitschrift fuer Mode und Kultur 1956–1995
“Sachliche Mode” Ulrich Wuest. Sibylle, 1/1984. Source: Sibylle: Zeitschrift fuer Mode und Kultur 1956–1995

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