Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Key Berlin Profile: Isabell de Hillerin

My latest sustainable style obsession (for reasons that I probably do not have to elaborate on) - German eco fashion designer Isabell de Hillerin, who will present her brilliant and inspiring autumn/winter 2009 collection at The Key Berlin later this week.

"The Miscelánea collection includes traditional Romanian fabrics and embroidery, masculine tailoring, and a mixture of softly draped dresses transporting the melancholy of forgotten, weak, and other times."
- Isabell de Hillerin

"In recent years the traditional fabrics industry in Romania has been driven to near extinction. To strengthen this traditional artisanry, Isabell de Hillerin is working with local Romanian manufacturers to support the production of handmade materials. The designer tries to raise the importance of the traditional values of the country`s craftsmanship that has begun to fade out. Her aim is to support these highly skilled craftsmen by publicising and utilising their cultural skills in a way that has not been done before. The collection Miscelánea combines recycled Romanian materials like old folkloric table cloths and headscarfs with modern tailoring and cut. All integrated materials are out of natural fibers." - Isabell de Hillerin

*Do not miss Isabell de Hillerin

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