Why to buy: Per Se departs from the reductive progress of modern minimalism into a more genuine sensibility. Marked by local sourcing and high-quality materials, the brand employs the principle of oneness, considering every detail of production and seamlessly integrating these elements into a distilled garment that appears simple but sings with depth of concept.The collection is made in Berlin using high quality fabrics from Japan and Italy or rhubarb leather from Germany for the collection's highlight piece - the „Azalee" jacket. The rhubarb provides a sustainable and biodegradable solution for the tanning of the leather which gives the Per Se Azalee jacket its rich espresso colour. Using Japanese cotton for lining and horn buttons for closure this piece will prove to be a long lasting addition to your closet.
What we love: The menswear brand from Berlin promotes a new frugality, utilizing techniques that allow their garments to be long-wearing and also to unfold over time, revealing new facets of aesthetic. From design to concept to production to sales, Per Se poses questions to inspire self retrospection and to engage in open dialogue—no single aspect is the answer, but rather the composite of the questions themselves. Each element of Per Se clothing is held to elevated standards to ensure the perfect balance of comfort, longevity, aesthetic and modern sustainability.
Price: 2.900€ / 3.450$ | Shop it now: PER SE
Why to buy: Uniqueness. Leather bags by ALICIA VICTORIA have nothing to hide. Scars, holes, mosquito bites are not taboos for them - they are desired! For their bags they use Leather from organic farmers that is chrome-free and vegetable-tanned. Every product is unique. The ALICIA VICTORIA collection consists exclusively of unique pieces. Each product has its own individual look. This individuality comes from the fact that they use the leather holistically. Their current collection stands for a timeless and elegant design. They want to distance ourselves from the short-term collections. The design should be appropriate before and in thirty years.
What we love: Appreciation. We live in a time when our consumption has taken on too much power. They wish to return to timeless design, long-lasting high-quality products and a dignified use of raw materials. Currently, large quantities of leather are wasted, either because they are not flawless or because the market is dominated by low-price competition. ALICIA VICTORIA stands for naturalness and consistency. Their products are allowed to show the natural characteristics of leather.
Price: 390,00€ / $ 460 USD | Shop it now: ALICIA VICTORIA
Why to buy: BLUE WAVES caftan dress from the limited Art Edition. Finest, delicately flowing Eco Vero. A deep inky blue with fine line drawings of waves and clouds in creamy white lends the caftan a maritime flair. Side pockets, a deep V-neck, slit sleeve cuffs and a slightly shortened front give the loose cut that "something special". A long, matching fabric belt tied several times around the waist turns the caftan into an elegant dress for all occasions.
What we love: Designer and artist Stefanie Pietsch launched her eponymous label in 2018 out of a personal love for caftan dresses. With just a few pieces sewn for friends, more and more customers discovered the unique combination of reduced but perfectly falling cuts, skin-flattering, high-quality fabrics and the expressive prints. It's 100% EcoVero, fabrics are printed in Portugal with her own artwork, (drawings are mainly made while spending her holidays at the French Atlantic coast). The artwork for the Art Edition is always inspired by nature, art, strong women and beautiful things of Life. The dresses are produced in small quantities in Romania. Each season there are 3-4 new Art Edition-Kaftan designs.
Price: 279 € / USD 330,08 $ | Shop it now: STEFANIE PIETSCH COLLECTION
Why to buy: Pure lightness and summer with stripes in all directions! The dress made of fresh shirting cotton has a romantic look thanks to clean stripes. The wide tie belt can be tied in many different ways. But the dress is also an eye-catcher without the belt. Without the belt it is very wide and the beauty of the stripes really comes into its own. Short sleeves with lapels that can also be unbuttoned and folded down - making the sleeve almost elbow-length. The top is buttoned all the way down to the skirt, the long skirt falls wide through its pleats. Round neckline, wide tie belt and 2 side seam pockets.
What we love:ANNETTE RUFEGER´S SummerLook 2021 is pure and clear, light and strong at the same time. Expect minimalist plain looks and stripes in all directions. Striking new cuff shapes add a bit of drama to the straight design. Fashion for her is not about model looks and stereotypes, but about individuality and awareness. You do the mix: puristically clear, boyishly charming, delicate and strong, masculine and feminine – because every day is different. We only use the highest quality fabrics from Europe. Durability in quality and design is important to us. Our values have been the same since the beginning. The quantities remain small. What we don't produce in Hamburg, we have sewn in Szczecin by trained tailors. There - just like in our Hamburg studio - we care about quality, fairness and sustainability.
Price: 275 € / USD 325,35 $ | Shop it now: ANNETTE RUFEGER
Why to buy: After a day in the sun, your skin needs special care - our After Sun Lotion cools and refreshes, soothes and helps to retain the skin's own moisture. This not only allows your skin to recover, it also preserves your natural tan. After the Sun is enriched with skin-soothing extracts of ice plant. The lotion with its pleasant consistency refreshes and relaxes sensitive skin after sunbathing. The easily absorbed lotion with carrot and rosehip contains moisture-rich extracts of ice plant and quince seed. It leaves the skin feeling supple. Calendula and kidney vetch soothe sun-stressed skin. Almond oil, shea butter and rose wax provide intensive care and help the skin retain moisture. With its balancing properties, Dr. Hauschka After Sun is also suitable as year-round body care for sensitive skin.
What we love: Dr. Hauschka is a skincare line of products harnessing the wonders and rhythms of nature into products that preserve and enhance skin health. Since 1935, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care has been committed to pioneering natural make-up lines that are aligned with the needs of the moment. Over the past decade, the Regenerating line of products has been introduced for mature skin, and body and bath products have been reformulated to complement the needs of people today. Similarly, Dr. Hauschka recognises social and environmental issues for which they are active in their local community and engage in projects that help transform disadvantage into self-reliance and economic sustainability.
Price: 14.50 € / USD 17,15$ | Shop it now: DR. HAUSCHKA