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review: alexandra kiesel

Von James | Veröffentlicht am: 19. Januar 2012

Seit einer Woche sind wir nun schon wieder zu Hause. Irre, wie schnell das ging! Und ich habe meinen Jetlag genau rechtzeitig überstanden, um auf der Berlin Fashion Week vier, vermutlich schlaflose, Tage zu verbringen. Ich freu mich drauf, diese Saison für die (englische) Zeitung Derzeit von der Fashion Week zu berichten, die man jeden Tag auf der Webseite runterladen kann. Folgt dem Link! Mein erster Bericht ist über die Show von Alexandra Kiesel.

Despite having many creative outlets as a child, I never considered designing clothes with pieces of Lego. You could fill a page just describing the colour palate from this bold debut solo show; had I tried assembling the bricks into a dress, my childhood toy box certainly wouldn’t have been up to scratch. Wine, lemon yellow, navy, orange, pale denim and acid green were all thrown together in kaleidoscopic combinations. And all this before you consider the prints, of which I lost count of the number used and the people who contributed them. Sound overbearing? The result surprisingly wasn’t. The building block style Alexandra Kiesel uses to mix all the components together wasn’t managed to be eye-catching while the overall look was also both feminine and graceful. Especially the outfits layered with sheer silk or those softened with mohair knits really stood out. The silhouettes could have been a little more enterprising, a couple of knee length A-line dresses in particular looked a little clumsy although the straight cut jacket worked perfectly. The flounce skirts also helped pep up the straight lines in what was altogether a very striking show.

Photos: P&C

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