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VDMD – Association of German Fashion and Textile Designers

Explore the expressive collections by German designers.

Anja Gockel is designer of the year 2017
Anja Gockel was awarded as "Designer of the year 2017" on January 17, 2017 during the press conference at the Hotel Adlon in Berlin by the President and the Managing Director of the VDMD. Afterwards, she presented her new collection "no room for doubts" in the lobby.

"no room for doubts"
Anja Gockel’s collection for the summer season 2017

Tight pencil skirt, casual top with stand-up collar in bright pink jacquard with woven floral pattern

"no room for doubts"
Anja Gockel’s collection for the summer season 2017

A statement look from Anja Gockel's Patti collection - a plea for tolerance and diversity. Geometric pattern mix of jacquard, color print and printed tulle. A wide range of materials, colors and shapes is combined to form an expressive look.

"no room for doubts"
Anja Gockel’s collection for the summer season 2017

Neckholder dress with cut out shoulder parts. The print is designed by Anja Gockel, a sea of flowers in iridescent colors. The belt around the waist makes the dress alterable and can be worn either as a modern oversize dress or as a figure accented eyecatcher.

Anja Gockel in an interview with Mara Michel, VDMD-CEO

With compliments from the 1920s
The cheerfulness and uplifting mood of the 1920s inspired Heidi Beck's swinging dress with fringes.

Heidi Beck has lived in France where she dressed La Parisienne. Her gathered inspirations are reflected in color reduced and elaborately designed haute couture.

Wedding is in

The white wedding dress brings past traditions back into a modern present.

Lines and Asymmetry
The asymmetry in Arosha Rosenberger's draft is reflected in her use of lines and the headdress which is made of natural materials.

Every season Arosha Rosenberger has a special theme that inspires her collection. For summer 2018 she has discovered lines.

Cashmere designs by Verena Ebner von Eschenbach
All designs by the designer Verena Ebner von Eschenbach have been created in fair and sustainable manufacturing process. 

It is important for the designer to create a balance between production and recycling: this includes ensuring that species-specific needs of animals are met, that the manufacturing companies receive a fair payment, that the transport routes are as short as possible and that all components and packaging are recyclable.

Designs by Phil & Lui
The collection is inspired by question like "What is our generation?" When you talk about generations, it feels like comparing the different art periods.

Phil & Lui

#DOiT! – underwear by Petros Schöner
#DOiT! – the label for modern, sporty men by Petros Schöner: the perfect underwear for sports, fitness, leisure, party and special occasions.

The designer says:

"It is also about the communication within the scene. My fashion is to connect! Therefore also the # as part of the brand name – and the motto: do it."

Underwear & Fashion Label #DOIT!

"Implying Lines" – designs by Nathalie Schenkel
The emerging fashion designer Nathalie Schenkel is the winner of the 1st Munich Fashion Show, with her collection "Implying Lines". In fashion, it is about the uniqueness of small details, which at first sight are not necessarily visible, but after taking a closer look the more important for the piece of clothing: the collection is about the art of designing simple yet precious pieces that last longer than one season.

Nathalie Schenkel about her decision to become a fashion designer:

"I could have imagined another creative study. But ultimately, my enthusiasm for fashion and my art teacher paved my way."

Designs by Sophie Schneider-Esleben
Sophia Schneider-Esleben has devoted herself to eco-fashion and has had trend presentations on children's fashion at trade fairs. The playfulness, the imagination and the exploring spirit of children inspire the designer. As an eco-label Sophia produces in small batches and on request, so that she avoids overproduction. Sophia uses only organic materials and fibers for her collections. 

Sophia creates smart designs in neoclassical forms with a romantic flair.

The emerging designer Sophia Schneider-Esleben has her studio in Kassel, Germany.

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