Spotlighted Innovation: A Dynamic Trio

Every place has its own special characteristics, whether it be unique types of cuisine, prime real estate, distinct art techniques, or even fashion influence! There are also cities where architectural inspiration encompasses you from a multitude of angles. Berlin is one of those places to me.

Although it's been a long time since I've exchanged greetings with Berlin, a couple friends and colleagues of mine are presently there for fashion events. After briefly catching up with them (via the blessings of Skype) it triggered personal influences and inspiration of the past, so I wanted to share with you a few fashion labels that have been under my radar for a little while.
German Fashion DesignersXess Baba Eco Fashion 
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Xess + Baba 
Swiss label Xess+Baba is known for their uniquely designed reversible garments and knit creations. They use high quality yarns in their design process with a focus on sustainable objectives upheld by Oeko-Tex standards, a certified system which tests the production levels of (textile) raw materials. This also includes processes and manufacturing conditions to ensure no harmful substances bear as a risk to the consumer as an end result. You may view their current lookbook here.
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House of Boing
You've likely heard of House of Boing or perhaps seen creations from them without even knowing. In case you haven't here's what you have missed out on: Based in Austria, House of Boing masterfully provides artful and edgy garments stemming from kinetic attributes. Imagine your personal fashion expressions being brought to life in a playful, yet wearable way and with one's changeable nature being taken into consideration.

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There's a dramatic spirit of performance and fine art also captured in many of the pieces, which are worth an appreciative study all on their own. You may view more extraordinary works from House of Boing here, as well as the sister site from designer, Sandra Bamminger here.

Steinwidder fashion German design
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Steinwidder
I first heard of Anita Steinwidder when I was visiting my sister who was living in Austria. Steinwidder's ecological ethos is expressed in her clothing interpreted by visual and tactile blends resulting in handmade upcycled creations. Previously an architect, Steinwidder evinces the alteration of shape and modular formulas as the base for (three-dimensional) creations produced. More works can be seen here.

Photos: (Source) (Above) From Trespass collection: Collaborative works of Steinwidder and visual artist, Matthias Winkler.

What artists or designers influence you, but aren't necessarily direct translations into your style of dressing? 




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61 comments

  1. LOVE that purple dress!

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  2. Thanks for sharing these lines... I am sorry that I didn't get to enjoy Berlin Fashion Week this year.  

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  3. Amazing finds!
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  4. francesca romana capizzi05 July, 2012

    Well galliano is inspiring me but I could not go out dressed like that!!
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  5. Hi sweetie, What a great post, I hadn't heard of these brands before so thank you for sharing :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  6. sartorialsidelines06 July, 2012

    Those House of Boing creations are amazing - what a great post!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  7. Alternative-looking designs always catch my eye. Great designers!

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  8. Great! Glad to introduce you to them. Happy w/e dear! xx

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  9. Thank you. Yes, House Of Boing are one of my favourites.

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  10. haha! Yes, that Galliano is quite theatrical ..much much goodness! :) 

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  11. Xess and baba looks good!  

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  12. Wow this is more than fashion, it's ART!

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  13. all of these are very interesting - the last ones with the cutouts really catch my eye - very creative

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  14. fashiongeek06 July, 2012

    Omg whatever the last guy wore is amazing!
    and me alexander mcqueen!
    can't wait to see you on my blog!www.faashiongeek.blogspot.com

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  15. all of these are very original!! nice post! i really like the yellow one!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

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  16. Viviana Alma Falcone Molinelli06 July, 2012

    Wow, these are really breathtaking! love it!!! xo, Alma
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  17. Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls06 July, 2012

    I've never heard of these brands before, but they seem pretty cool! Thanks for sharing!

    xx IvanaMacarons and Pearls

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  18. 3 interesting designers. I like the idea of reversible clothing. Thanks for the intro's

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  19. Great outfits!

    Thanks for your comment!

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  20. The Dainty Dolls House06 July, 2012

    I like those..The House of Boing is very interesting. Even the Xess & Baba too, just I think I would prefer different colours for the clothes, but I like creation and something different. I like new designers that create rather than make a new version of a trend or something done before. These clothes are fun and interesting, I'd wear some of the pieces. Designers I like, hmm..Betsey Johnson..Anna Sui. I also like the stylist Catherine Baba too :) xx

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  21. Reversible garments - sounds like a good idea!
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  22. Brilliant!!!
    Have a lovely weekend, Madison
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  23. Love the look as well as the sustainable credentials of Xess+Baba. Such innovative shapes and a brilliant idea for reversibility.
    The designer I'm finding particularly influential at the moment is Corrie Nielsen. The cut, shape, drape and texture of her clothes is jaw-dropping

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  24. John Rose06 July, 2012

    AN OVERLOAD OF DIY INSPIRATION LOVE IT :)  I hope you can check out my site: http://theproverbs.net and FOLLOW. Meanwhile, I shall continue browsing. Hope to hear from you soon and following. God Bless!

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  25. Hi dear, great style post, I love learning about new and innovative brands, these are amazing!Have a wonderful weekend!

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  26. somekindofstyle06 July, 2012

    wow, some very cool looks there.. love the first one! xo

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  27. Great pictures, like them all!!!
    Following you on GFC & Bloglovin!

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  28. Oh to Be a Muse06 July, 2012

    Xess + Baba looks really, really unique and different. Kinda liking that!

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  29. looks like some innovative and creative pieces!! have a great weekend hun <3

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  30. so many great inspirations, lovely post!

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  31. Thanks for your comment! :) Happy weekend.

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  32. Oh, great then I'm happy to introduce you to them. Happy weekend to you. -xo

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  33. Oh yes, Catherine Baba has such an interesting style. Happy weekend doll! xoxo :)

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  34. You too Sacramento! Happy weekend. -xx

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  35. I've not seen much of Nielsen's creations, but did like what was shown at LFW. Thanks! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  36. :) Me too! These are a few of my favourites.

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  37. I love the name the house of boing! So cool! I love Chanel but it's a little too lady-like for me. My style is more like Versace and Balmain. Sexy and edgy. xoxoxoo

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  38. Wow great inspirations,  I see the architecture in the fashion of House of Boing. I am really loving the House of Dior.
    Great post.

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  39. oh wow! these are fabulous. i'm always looking for different designers with new ideas. sometimes you get tired of the same power houses.
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  40. Oh my goodness hun, I am sincerely thankful for this post. Sometimes as bloggers we dont take the time to realise some original or 'under the radar' talents like these and its great that someone else appreciates them too ^_^  Particularly taken with Xess + Baba and will be following this brands journey very thoroughly from now on lol.

    Eeli xx

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  41. thanks for sharing all these wonderful designers! the shredded knit from Steinwidder is amazing <3

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  42.  Yes, I had a look online at the Raf Simons for Dior collection. Loved it! Thank you for your comment.

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  43. i love the dimensionality of Xess+Baba's dresses

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  44. XessBaba look like an innovative label... so many cool new labels out there. I'm always inspired by designers/artists, who minimalist and clean lines well - which is usually the complete opposite of me, but i'm welcoming it slowly!
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  45. Love the edginess and creativity here!  happy weekend dear!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  46. That's a great idea to share the unique brands like these! Love their style! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  47. Such unique designs... that cut-up dress is awesome!

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  48. Thechicsheet.net08 July, 2012

    What beautiful and creative pieces!

    XX,
    Miranda

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  49.  Thanks! Hope you had a great wkd.

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  50. Really love what I'm seeing fromThe House of Boing and Xess & Baba.  Thanks for introducing me to them :) xoxo

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  51. pratishtha Durga09 July, 2012

    Love the labels you have featured. My own style is more freewheeling, and I pick up isolated influences from a lot of places. 

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  52. Xess + Baba and House of Boing look cool :) Such creative pieces!

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  53. Ooo I love this. I think my favorite is House of Boing. 

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  54. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle09 July, 2012

    So cool that you are writing about these lines. I'm always inspired by Alexander McQueen and Vivian Westwood although very little of it translates into my personal style. I just love their vision.
    xo Mary Jo

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  55. Oh wow! I love Baba! So innovative and unique
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  56. very sharp post! i really appreciate helmut lang, and it's all genius, but it never translates into my wardrobe..xx

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  57. sisters closet09 July, 2012

    Love the artistic pieces - I'm not sure to what extent I'll rock alternative fashion, but definitely a big fan of the creative and artistic outcomes.

    xx
    5th&6th

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  58. Love the outift in the third pic to the right!

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

    Stop by soon!

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    /L from sweden

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  59. Maria at inredningsvis11 July, 2012

    LOVE this post....so cute and arty:)
    I wish you a great week dear.

    LOVE M

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