Of edgy Berlin fashion, Parisian apartments and housekeeping cats
About a week ago, I went to visit the Paris showroom of Berlin fashion designer Esther Perbandt and it turned out to be one of the most personal, inspiring and relaxed showroom meetings I ever had.
Esther greeted us in a very personal Parisian flat where she had rolled out pieces from her latest collection. She granted us enough time to go through her fashion pieces that range from dark, hand-dyed, as well as well-tailored unisex pieces, from bright material-mix to asymmetric capes. A very edgy, punky and yet very chic collection of high-quality stand-out pieces that fit the Berlin designer and all the things she stands for so well.
I also had enough time to talk with Esther about the making of the collection (she hand-dyed, ripped and seamed the pieces all by herself, who’d have thought?!) and got to try on a really cool black and white cape from her collection – what do you think? Her pieces totally met the taste of my grungier rock’n’roll side, so in fact, I’d have loved to take many of the clothes back home with me! What this visit had thought me in the end? No matter who you are, dare be yourself! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. There should be no borders – not in gender, not in race or personality. And fashion like Esther’s is just ideal to support this equality among humans.
But besides all those important and exciting impressions, I was quickly distracted by the housekeeper of the flat: a funny cat named Cappuccino. Of course, he had to be in the pictures we took at Esther’s showroom, too. What a camera-cat!
I really hope you enjoy this little sneak inside the showroom. Perhaps it is a view that you don’t get on a daily basis.