Episode 9 — Eighties Ragers of Fringe Fashion & the People’s Patterns–PT 1
Thanks for joining me on this week’s episode which you can also find a link to here.
As promised, you can find key dates, concepts as well as accompanying images to the editorials discussed in this week’s episode below.
Rot ist Mode / Red is the Fashion
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the October Revolution,photographer Hans Praefke shoots mannequins modeling voluminous tulle dresses designed by Experimental Collections of the Allunion Institution on a rooftop overlooking the Kremlin.
“Berliner Strassen”/Berlin Streets
Featuring varying streetscapes with models wearing the latest from the VEB (publicly owned fashion and clothing factories), this is considered one of Werner Mahler’s most important works. From sleek ribbed knit sets with a more conservative to slightly sexier blazer dresses, Berliner Strassen not only showed a variety of the latest styles available but with a cosmopolitan slant. If it’s not the Trabants in the background, notice buildings without any superfluous advertisements like you would find in West Germany. “Berliner Strassen” has something undeniably East German.
“Spitzen” / Lace
The evocative sensuality is undeniable in Sven Marquardt’s editorial “Lace”
Sven Marquardt’s more dreamy, staged and fantastical style really comes to life in this editorial featuring clothes from the VEB Eichsfelder.