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Key Piece 2018

The ultimate key piece in 2018 – Prince Henry Cap à la Chanel

Karl is the greatest, not always, but more and more often. From time to time he comes up with something out of the ordinary and brings together two worlds that no one has thought of before. Prince Henry, the brother of the last German Emperor, Wilhelm II, invented this sailor cap. The former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, had worn this cap on every occasion and now this masculine cap is becoming the must-have among fashionistas.

Take an original or similar Prinz Heinrich cap, wrap a headband from silk crepe or a curtain cord from a curtain shop around it, decorate it with a brooch and voila, the look is finished.

Get inspired!

Key Piece 2013

Kilt is cult again

The kilt is a pleated, knee-length wrap skirt, that was founded in the first half of the 18 century. It was worn as a traditional garment of Highland Scots, in the colors of their individual clan. Today the Scots…

Spring/Summer 2013

Spring/Summer 2013: Sixties reloaded

The designs of the 60s completely re-invented the fashion industry and there is no denying that the sixties still have a very strong influence on today’s fashion scene. For that reason,  my wardrobe is extremely well stocked with pieces…

Fall/Winter 2012/13

Jodhpurs in their original shape

Originally jodhpurs were tailored to be flared around the hip and snug-fitting just below the knee. Today, modern stretchy fabric means that the flare can be removed without compromising the flexibilty and support of the riding pants. Four years…

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Androgynous is the old/new buzz word

The miscellaneous style trends for Fall/Winter 2011/12 are numerous, but one thing is clear –  the androgynous look is taking centre stage. Those of us who were around to experience this trend first time round in the 80’s should be…