Discover the work of three Berlin based designers who translate Uli Richters style ‘made in Berlin’ into their very own design language
In a space of more than 300 square metres, about 40 costumes were displayed alongside an extensive assortment of photographs, sketches, and archive materials from the collections of the Kunstbibliothek. The exhibition in the Kunstgewerbemuseum offered a picture of more than 70 years of fashion history, ranging from Richter’s first bridal gown, designed at the beginning of his career in 1959, to dresses and designs from his university projects to contemporary creations.
Pink-coloured velvet coat and evening gown embroidered
Uli Richter, 1957
Their design for the exhibition was inspired by this pearl embroidered evening gown. Impressed by the elaborate emroidery and the timeless yet modern combination of pink and green they wanted to recreate the moments of lustre which the original dress evokes.
Evening dress with embroidered bolero
Uli Richter, 1974
Inspired by the elegance of the evening dress, she transferred the cut into a modern trouser suit. With the suit from new wool and a corsage from paper as a decelerated alternative to Fast Fashion, she shows that a simple design with a casual-urban cut and fair production are not mutually exclusive.
Text: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Katrin Lindemann
Concept / Editing / Realisation: Merle Walter
Translation: Übersetzungsbüro Nastula
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