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Live for today, Design for tomorrow….

For the second time German retailer Peek & Cloppenberg presents a competition for new German Graduates who haven’t shown their work in a showroom. The winner, this time around Sam Frenzel,  gets a cash prize and a tailor-made sponsoring program from P&C. And who doesn’t like cash? Anyway, this was probably one of the favorite shows I managed to finagle my way into , as I just love the optimism of student fashion design. Unfortunately I kept running out of space on my memory card, because there were so many great pieces to photograph. So apologies to the ones I didn’t get a clear shot of (Sasa Kovacevic I’m talking to you)…. it’ was quite comical trying to edit and delete photos during a runway show. Anyway, here’s what I got…

Arkadius Giesek

As if I needed to be convinced about the beauty of indigo…this ‘future is now collection’ made me want to break out my new indigo eyeshadow and wear it every day… now that’s something to go monochrome crazy about…. on a side note, don’t you love those velvet extra long leggings? Swoon!

Arkadius Giesek
Arkadius Giesek

Chantal Margiotta

This collection I deemed to be a bit more practical, but I have to admit I really loved the layering and the way the colors worked together here.

Chantal Margiotta

Eva Maria Bogar

Here we have hints of post apocalyptic Pollyanna going on here. I do love way the garments seemingly different pieces stitched together, and I do love the long belt. Part of me kind of cringes, but part of me digs this, after all I did do the half skirt business a while back…. and you have to know I love chunky wool socks.

Eva Maria Bogar

Lena Pfeil

I like this… but I really don’t have anything to say about it but, more capes please.

Lena Pfeil

Sam Frenzel

The winner of the competition, and while I do like the pieces a lot, I was kind of rooting for the blue. There was another collection, which I missed entirely which had jeweled skirts and leopard leggings… but I won’t go into it now because it makes me tear up a little. However, to look at the bright side, this collection does have it’s highlights, see-through trousers, chunky chunky statement necklaces, bows, textured leggings. Sam kind of hit upon all the little design elements I’ve been lusting after these days.
Sam Frenzel
Sam Frenzel
Sam Frenzel
Sam Frenzel

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12 comments for “Live for today, Design for tomorrow….”

  1. I see why you lead with Arkadius Giesek - AMAZING - and I’d love to see more. I can see elements of other designers (like Stella and Rodarte) in Sam Frenzel’s collection but he/she has a clear vision.

    It’s all about the Germans this year.
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    Posted by Imelda Matt | July 9, 2009, 6:44 am
  2. The pictures are awesome. Love the futuristic designs!
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    Posted by Sweety P | July 9, 2009, 9:43 am
  3. *jaw.on.floor.*

    There’s so much that I like here. So, so much.
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    Posted by Alicia | July 9, 2009, 9:45 am
  4. Love the colors of Sam Frenzel

    Posted by CHICKDOWNTOWN.COM Sarah | July 9, 2009, 10:14 am
  5. LOVE the Sam Frenzel pieces!
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    Posted by maggie/noirohio vintage | July 9, 2009, 10:21 am
  6. i agree, i love that Lena Pfeil capelet. i agree more capes, or capelets. and i love that Chantal Margiotta outfit. it hangs and intersects itself so perfectly. i guess because i obsess over shooting things where things hang right, i get tired of seeing these layered clothes looking sort of weak and messy in photos sometimes. messy can be great but sometimes not. and the Sam Frenzel, i love it. i love the transparent elements. those harem pants are beautiful.
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    Posted by SwanDiamondRose | July 9, 2009, 1:27 pm
  7. So many great designs!
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    Posted by Meg | July 9, 2009, 5:53 pm
  8. Awesome work! Can’t wait to see what is next for him!

    xox, mavi

    Posted by Maverick | July 9, 2009, 7:13 pm
  9. Hi Jennine, I agree that Chantal Margiotta is most practical, but oh so sophisticated and pretty! Looks like a great show, thanks for sharing :)
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    Posted by Erin | July 9, 2009, 9:32 pm
  10. ❤ imelda…oh yes! the blue was the first one that really stopped me. it was amazing… i tried to get more images, but they didn’t work out, but yeah, incredible stuff…
    ❤ sweety…loving the future.
    ❤ swan… i also agree about the chantal margiotta hanging right, it’s what makes the outfit, how subtlety works here is amazing.
    ❤ maverick..oh yes, the last winner of the price went on to do some great stuff here in germany, so i’m wondering what will become of sam
    ❤ erin, it was a great show.. lots of fun…

    Posted by jennine | July 10, 2009, 1:27 am
  11. I’m kind of in love with all of this ;)

    Posted by ...love Maegan | July 10, 2009, 7:31 am
  12. [...] intrigued by the fact that the high waisted, exaggerated silhouette was also a strong theme with Designer for Tomorrow winner, Sam Frenzel, another designer who had also taken the more classic with a twist route rather than the science [...]

    Posted by Loving the Lichting | THE COVETED | July 28, 2009, 4:01 am

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