The Berlin of the 1930s and 40s was shaped by war and the Nazi terror. Of course, fashion, too, was influenced by it, because after the golden and swinging twenties, the knee-covering female elegance had a comeback. In the 1950s, the atmosphere of a happier area was in the air and Rock’n’Roll was swept over to our capital and created a new fashion wave. More than 60 years later, designer Franziska Kühne lets her label „Marlenes Töchter“ (engl. Marlene’s Daughters) combine both styles and interpretes classic shapes with modern materials to create something totally up-to-date. Here, the focus is put on the handmade quality and the passion for the detail. Those who look for pompous decor are searching in the wrong place, since Marlenes Töchter will offer you nothing less than simple classics, wrapped up in collections of lovely names such as „Seemannsgarn“, „Traumtänzer“ or „Spreeperlen“, which do not only offer something for the females.
Right next to the famous Scheunenviertel is where you find the glamorous, shiny and crazy side of Berlin. In the studio in the great Hamburger Straße close to the legendary Ballhäuser, the label „Marlenes Töchter“ tries to create something like a succession of the great movie divas and UFA stars, and, at the same time, to interpret classic cuttings and forms for ladies, gentlemen and kids in a completey new way – of course, custom-made. With the current collection „Stadtgeflüster“ the label once more celebrates the feminine elegance with a classy style and high-quality materials. But this is not enough: No more than three months have passed since the official presentation of collections, and creativity is already at full force again. On February 1st you can expect the next big thing from the house of „Marlenes Töchter“ – and this time it will be an hommage to all the supporters and companions that influenced Franziska on her way.
Those of you who like to get to know more about the elegance of past times and say good-bye to the average modern fashion label kind of style – AND say no to child labour in India, HAVE to visit the online shop of Marlenes Töchter or stop by at their studio in Berlin at Hamburger Straße 19a, D-10115 Berlin, pretty close to Hackeschen Markt. In the rooms of Class of Berlin with all ist ne wand exciting vinatge and retro labels every pin-up heart will find its love.